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Green Travel Map launched in West Oxfordshire

A Green Travel Map has been launched giving details of cycle, pedestrian and public transport routes in some areas of West Oxfordshire.

The map covers the Witney, Carterton, Eynsham and Woodstock areas and has been produced with support from local businesses, environmental and cycling groups in conjunction with local councils as part of work by the West Oxfordshire Sustainable Transport Forum.

The Forum aims to encourage and make it easier for people in the district to use more eco-friendly transport, such as walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport.

The Green Travel Map can be downloaded from West Oxfordshire District Council’s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/greentravel, and copies are available from leisure centres, libraries, bike shops and Council offices in the district.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment at the District Council, said: “We are working with community groups, businesses, walking and cycling enthusiasts, local public transport operators and other public bodies to improve green travel options in West Oxfordshire.

“Our Council is committed to helping to create a more sustainable future for everyone and by working with partner organisations, local residents and groups on projects such as green travel, we hope to make a difference.”

The map was launched to coincide with national Team Green Britain Bike Week (June 18-22), which aims to challenge people to reconsider their everyday journeys and to reach for their bikes.

West Oxfordshire Sustainable Transport Forum is keen to hear from anyone who has a view on, or would like to get involved in, sustainable travel in the district. Anyone interested can visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/greentravel or call 01993 861349.

Posted : 24/06/2011 16:54:31

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