Doncaster event promotes cleaner, greener travel

Doncaster Council will be driving home the importance of cleaner, greener travel to mark Clean Air Day on Thursday 21st June.

Residents can find out more about the effects of air pollution and all the work that’s being done to help make air cleaner and healthier at an event in the town centre from 10am-3.30pm. Car dealerships BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, Hyundai, Volvo and Mitsubishi have been invited to showcase the benefits of opting for electric/hybrid vehicles.

The council’s Environmental Protection team will also be there to highlight how we can all do our bit for the environment including choosing other cleaner methods of travel such as walking or cycling. They will be joined by the Public Health team and Dr Bike, who will be attending to offer bike health checks.

Chris McGuinness, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Air pollution has a number of impacts on public health including links to asthma, cancer, dementia, low birth weight and decreased lung function in children.

“We can all do our bit to improve air quality and one of the ways we can address this is by looking at our travel choices. If you’re travelling short distances, ditch the car and reap the benefits of walking or cycling instead, both great alternatives as you get your exercise and save money too.”

The Clean Air Day event will take place outside the Frenchgate Centre on Thursday 21st June, from 10am-3.30pm. 

 

  • Category: Environment
Last updated: 18 June 2018 13:48:31