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Cycle project success for Warrington business park

More people could ride to work, study finds

A MAJOR business park in Warrington has completed a cycling project designed to help reduce carbon emissions.

MEPC Birchwood Park, Warrington, undertook the project in the latest stage in its environmentally responsible transport plan.

The park’s travel co-ordinator worked with a partnership between cycling training organisation BikeRight! and the North West Climate Change Foundation, to encourage its workforce to cycle to work where possible.

According to the Liverpool Daily Post, loan bikes and cycling safety training were organised for 25 volunteers who were then monitored for a month.

Over that period, 924 cycle journeys were made, and BikeRight! calculated that, over a year, this group of people alone could each save approximately 300kg of CO².

Birchwood Park launched the initiative in response to its latest annual travel survey. The survey showed a significant proportion of its workforce live within three miles of the park, and so suggested using bikes was a viable method for many.

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