28 August 2010

Car Free Day

Plymouth City Council is challenging motorists to gear up for Devon Car Free Day on Wednesday 22 September by finding a fun, green way to travel.
Car-Free ComicsThe sustainable transport team is joining forces with colleagues in Devon County and Torbay Councils to promote the annual event, which encourages people to leave the car at home for the day and give more environmentally friendly options a go.
The three councils want as many people as possible to take part in the event and help cut congestion and pollution in the process. As an extra incentive they are offering prizes for ‘best team effort’ and ‘most creative way of travelling’.
If walking, cycling, car-sharing or travelling by bus or train are just too ‘pedestrian’ for you why not follow in the footsteps of pollution-busters from previous years, who have travelled to work by horse and cart, scooter, skateboard, sedan chair, canoe, wheelie bin, wheelbarrow and even on stilts!
Prizes for Plymouth residents are:
Best team effort
Adult or child dayrider tickets from Plymouth Citybus for each member of the team Most creative way of travelling
Two First Class return rail tickets to London (or an alternative destination of your choice on the First Great Western network), courtesy of First Great Western Trains
OR a six-month First Devon and Cornwall bus pass worth £400 (valid on all First bus services in Devon and Cornwall except those going into Somerset or Dorset)
Whichever one of these two prizes remains (the rail tickets or the bus pass) will then go up for grabs in a free prize draw for all entrants, where a winner will be drawn at random.
Full details on how to enter can be found here To be in with a chance of winning email publictransport@plymouth.gov.uk by Friday 24 September with your travel plans for the day, along with your name, address and contact number.
Local bus companies are also supporting the event with special ticket offers on the day.

First is offering a better-than-half-price adult First Day Devon ticket for just £3 instead of the normal £6.80. To take advantage of the offer you will need a voucher, available on our Devon Car Free Day page or by calling the sustainable transport team on 01752 668000. Full terms and conditions are printed on the voucher.

Plymouth Citybus will also be lowering the cost of its DayRider ticket from £3.30 to £3 for adults and from £2.30 to £2 for children on Devon Car Free Day. A family ticket will cost £5. These prices will apply to all Plymouth Citybus services operating on the day.
Car Free Comic image from Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com under Creative Commons. Original here

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