Warwickshire chiefs fund safe and active travel officers to encourage safe and greener travel - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire chiefs fund safe and active travel officers to encourage safe and greener travel

Leamington Editorial 3rd Jan, 2021   0

‘SAFER and active travel officers’ aim to encourage walking and cycling in Warwickshire schools and workplaces.

Warwickshire County Council is supporting two ‘Safe and Active Travel Officers’ for a two year period from January.

The officers will be part of the Road Safety Education Team, working on the Safe and Active for Environment and Road Safety (SAfER) project.

The team will encourage and support active travel in schools and workplaces as part of a wider climate change strategy in Warwickshire.

The programme aims to change attitudes and habits around safe and active travel, promote safe walking and cycling and encourage schools and workplaces to sign-up to become SAfER accredited.

The officers will provide support, encouragement and resources to schools, local businesses and community groups to assist them in developing safe and active travel plans – ultimately working towards zero carbon targets. Their services will be free to schools and organisations involved.

The officers will also work with local ‘champions’ to help organise activities, distribute resources and assist schools and workplaces with compiling effective and meaningful travel plans.

Warwickshire County Council’s safety spokesman Andy Crump said: “One of our key council priorities is to encourage sustainable and active travel across Warwickshire. The two new Safe and Active Travel Officers means even more work can be done to raise awareness of the benefits of active travel, road safety and improved air-quality.”

Email [email protected] or Alison Williams [email protected] for more details.


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