CIVITAS presentation at West of England Travel Plan Awards

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Bath & North East Somerset Council hosted the 2009 West of England Travel Plan Awards Ceremony on September 22. The event coincided with In Town Without My Car Day, marking the end of European Mobility Week.

Fifteen companies received awards as keynote speakers Colin Rees of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Site Leader CIVITAS Renaissance Bath and Professor Graham Parkhurst of the University of the West of England, Evaluation Manager for Renaissance Bath, delivered a presentation on CIVITAS.The presentation was entitled, The Challenge of Delivering Sustainable Mobility in a Heritage City: Early Experiences from the Civitas Renaissance Project, and explained the aims of the CIVITAS Initiative.The presenters spoke about how RENAISSANCE is developing measures to tackle transport problems in heritage cities and gave details of the measures being introduced in the city of Bath.Travel plans help to reduce congestion, alleviate parking and safety problems, and reduce noise and air pollution by encouraging people out of their cars. Many organisations have made a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint, promote sustainable travel and discourage single occupancy car journeys for both staff and visitors to their workplace by implementing a Travel plan.

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