Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Reasons to join a bike train #1

Over the next few weeks, leading up to September 22nd, we're going to be posting reasons why joining our bike trains is a good idea, which also apply to increasing cycling in Birmingham overall.

Some of these will be more serious than others, but as the planet has now reached over 1 billion cars, there is an urgent need to start reducing our car use and In Town Without My Car Day or World Car Free Day is the perfect time to start.

Clean air: These days, the major threat to clean air is now posed by traffic emissions, so cycling on a mass scale can dramatically reduce air pollution, potentially making Birmingham a more pleasant and healthy place for both inhabitants and visitors. Given that the UK is also well behind on its NOx emissions targets, and facing fines from the European Union, we believe it would serve Birmingham – and Britain – well to act fast and effectively.

Please register on our website to join the cycling revolution and get on a bike train on September 22nd - it could be the start of something big.

Gergana Manassieva

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