Three Rivers is Green!
02nd July 2020
Three Rivers has supported the recent Green Transport Week (26 June to 3 July 2020).
Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Lead Member for Transport, said: "Car use is currently lower than last year and frankly I want it to stay that way. Along with the County Council, we are encouraging residents to travel by foot or cycle and use public transport whilst socially distancing. We should not be using cars for shorter journeys. As a proportion of all car journeys, 24% are less than 2 miles and 58% are less than 5 miles. “I encourage everyone to incorporate walking or cycling into their daily or at least weekly routine. It helps the environment, saves money, it keeps you fit and healthy too."
As a proportion of distance travelled, the car accounts for 81% of our journeys, walking for only 3% and cycling 0.5%. Three Rivers is challenging climate change by helping people to walk, cycle, and travel by bus and train.
Cllr Giles-Medhurst concluded: “I am proud that in Three Rivers we have introduced new cycling and walking infrastructure every year for the last ten years. We are working when the County Council to do even more.”
The latest scheme delivered two-tier cycle stands at Croxley Station in April this year. Works were arranged by Transport for London with core funding contributions from Three Rivers, to implement the District Council's Station Cycle Parking Strategy.