Eco-friendly mayor jumps in the saddle to travel electric - The Leamington Observer

Eco-friendly mayor jumps in the saddle to travel electric

Leamington Editorial 28th Dec, 2020   0

LEAMINGTON’S eco-friendly mayor has jumped in the saddle to travel electric for the next year.

Susan Rasmussen has been loaned the VanMoof electric bike by Electric Zoo for her mayoral year.

And she plans to use it for civic duties and exercise, while hoping to set a good example to residents.

Mayor Rasmussen said: “One form of transport which has seen a significant increase during covid is cycling – it is great to see people switching to a clean, green mode of transport with significant health benefits.

“Leamington people told us during the consultation for the Neighbourhood Plan that they wanted to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars, so when I was offered a electric bike for my year as mayor I jumped at the chance. I want to take every opportunity I can to show that cycling can be the easiest and most enjoyable way to get around.

“I used my bike to get to local events during my time as deputy mayor, but now as mayor I can show that electric bikes open up cycling to even more people than before. Here in Leamington I want us to be at the forefront of the many positive changes that are coming our way.”


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