|Cllr Phillip Price hands over the £250 Red Letter Day experience voucher to prize draw winner Fiona Harrison and her children|
Over 180 people told Herefordshire Council’s Choose how you Move team how they changed their mode of travel during its Swap a Journey campaign which ran in May.
The campaign challenged people to think about the way they travel around the county and to swap car use for a more sustainable option whenever possible. Many people walked and cycled while others car shared or took the bus or train. For lots of the people taking part, it was the first time in years travelling that way and for some it was a completely new experience.
The Choose how you Move team were delighted with the positive responses they received. Many travellers commented on how much they enjoyed getting out and about in the fresh air, while new and returning bus users relished being able to sit back, chat to friends and enjoy the scenery.
Campaign participants were entered into a prize draw for a £250 Red Letter Day experience voucher. The winner, Fiona Harrison walked with her three children to school. The children attend St Thomas Cantilupe School in Hereford where Fiona also works as a lunchtime supervisor. Fiona said “I walk from College estate to school which is around a mile. The children enjoy running and using their scooters and are getting some exercise before school starts. It makes a great change from using the car.”
During the campaign those registering for the Park & Cycle Scheme increased with twenty people registering to use the facility which provides parking on the outskirts of Hereford city allowing participants to cycle the remainder of their journey into town.