'Park and stride' car parks introduced to improve fitness - The Leamington Observer

'Park and stride' car parks introduced to improve fitness

Catherine Thompson 6th Sep, 2018 Updated: 6th Sep, 2018   0

‘PARK and Stride’ car parks in Leamington’s Old Town are part of a new scheme to encourage commuters to stay fit and healthy.

A Warwick District Council campaign aims to get people who work, visit or shop in Leamington to save money and improve their fitness by parking in the newly designated car parks.

The idea came as a result of recent surveys which showed the car parks in Court Street, Bath Street and Packington Place – although only a ten minute walk from the Parade – were under used.

The cost of the car parks for three hours is £1.50, half the cost of town centre parking, with free parking on Sundays.

District community spokeswoman Coun Moira-Ann Grainger said: “In the time it could take you to find a parking space in the busy streets and car parks around the Parade, you could take a leisurely stroll past Jephson Gardens and the Pump Rooms, not only saving you money, but improving your health and fitness too.

“I would encourage people who are planning to come to next weekend’s food and drink festival to give these car parks a try.”

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk for more details.

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