Car Free Day in Salisbury

Car Free Day in Salisbury

Published by Mike Draper at 3:31am 22nd September 2019.

You're being encouraged to leave your car at home as part of a UK wide event on Sunday (22 September).

Salisbury City Council's calling on you to join organised events across the country in a bid to tackle air pollution and carbon emissions caused by motor vehicles.

New research has warned that even electric cars produce pollution through their tyres and brakes.

A car exhaust pipe emits harmful emissions whilst the driver waits at Exeter Street roundabout in Salisbury.
Help tackle air pollution and carbon emissions in Salisbury caused by motor vehicles.

 

Drivers are urged to find alternative, and sometimes more economical, ways of travelling, that could include:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Bus travel
Town Path in Salisbury with cyclists.
CAR FREE DAY: Salisbury motorists are encouraged to find alternative ways of travelling, such as cycling and walking.

READ MORE: SALISBURY CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Sunday 'car free day' in Salisbury comes less than 48 hours after a large crowd of campaigners gathered in Salisbury city centre to join a demonstration as part of the largest ever global climate strike.

Members of the local branch of Youth Strike for Climate were supported by Extinction Rebellion in the Guildhall Square.

BUSES AS ALTERNATIVE

Salisbury Reds is marking World Car Free Day with half price travel in-and-around the city for those using mobile ticketing apps.

A single deck Salisbury Reds Bus used for the Park and Ride service..
The Salisbury Reds bus fleet is one of the newest and cleanest in the region.

Managing director, Andrew Wickham said:

"At Salisbury Reds, we welcome any initiative designed to reduce the harmful effects exhaust emissions have on the environment."

"Our bus fleet is one of the newest and cleanest in the region. Over recent years, we have introduced a large number of brand new buses to operate our services here. Many of these sport the very latest Euro 6 engine - releasing fewer emissions than the average new diesel car."

HELP THE UK MEET ITS CLIMATE CHANGE TARGETS

Salisbury Information Centre have a number of walking and cycling maps to browse through which can help you to beat congestion, improve your health and benefit the environment.

Councillor Jeremy Nettle, the Leader of the Council said:

"This is a great opportunity to cycle into Salisbury as a family using the many designated cycle pathways into the city or walk along by the river and enjoy the views".

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