Cycle and walk to work in Cambridge


06-04-2000

Workers in Cambridge are being encouraged to get fit and help reduce the city's notorious traffic congestion at the same time.

In a new scheme with supporters including the city council, county council, health authority and University, individuals are required to walk or cycle to work for four months.



In return, participants will receive free fitness assessments, which normally cost 25, at the beginning of the scheme, after six weeks and at the end.



Project co-ordinator David Meiklejohn from the Cambridge Cycle Friendly Employers scheme says they want to show people that cycling and walking are not only good ways to keep fit, but also make a real contribution to cutting traffic congestion.