World Car Free Day 2021
On Wednesday 22nd September we are celebrating World Car Free Day.
We at the county council have ambitious plans to become a carbon neutral county by 2040, but we need your help to achieve this! Leaving your car at home and walking, running, scooting, cycling, hoping, or skipping to school is a great way to get exercise, reduce your carbon emissions, improve your physical and your mental health, and get fresh air.
To encourage you to leave your car in the driveway and start your school day the healthy and green way this Car Free Day we are giving one Leicestershire resident the chance to win a Fitbit and five lucky runners up a Choose How You Move goody bag!
To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do is snap a photo of you on your way to school without your car and send it to us via our Facebook or Twitter pages, follow the Choose How You Move page and use #CHYMCarFree.
For all our advice on travelling to school safely visit our school travel pages.
BetterPoints, the active travel rewards app, is also offering 100 extra points for Leicestershire residents who run, walk, cycle, bus or train journey in Leicestershire on the day. The free app gives you points every time you travel without your car, your points can be exchanged for high-street vouchers and charity donations. Download the app to start earning.
If you’re just getting started and want advice on walking for health, visit the NHS website.
Want to do more? Find out how you can get involved in national events by visiting the Living Streets website.
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For the next few hours are down at Glenfield Hospital with @SustransEMids 🚴♀️ and @leicspolice🚓. Come down and say hello and get a FREE bike checkup and a FREE bike marking. We Look forward to seeing you!🚲🚨
Remember, the best way to plan journeys by cycle, bike-share, walking and bus within Leicester and Leicestershire is the Choose How You Move Journey Planner. Try it out at choosehowyoumove.co.uk/journeyplanner, or search "Choose How You Move" in your app store!
Don't forget to send a photograph of yourself holding one of the pledge cards available at cleanairday.org.uk Then post it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CleanAirDay tag @CHYM to be entered into a prize draw to win a goody bag 🚶♀️🚶🚴♀️🚴♂️
Onto some cycle training! 🚲