Gwent Healthy Travel Charter
More than 20 leading public sector organisations across Gwent have committed to the Healthy Travel Charter, a commitment which supports and encourages sustainable travel.
The charter identifies 15 ambitious commitments to promote walking, cycling, agile working and the use of public transport and ultra-low emission vehicles.
The public sector in Gwent employs almost one in three working adults. By working together, public sector organisations across Gwent aim to increase sustainable journeys made to and from workplaces, reducing the impact on the environment and improving health in Gwent for current and future generations.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations have had to implement more agile working, as well as the need for increased video-conferencing, which has significantly reduced the need for staff to travel to other sites. There is already evidence that over the last few months the air quality has improved and this charter will ensure that the changes that have already been made continue.
Caerphilly Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for sustainable travel, Cllr. Sean Morgan, said, “It is great to stand side by side with organisations across Gwent to cement our support in encouraging active and more sustainable methods of transport. It is vital that we make changes today that will create a greener and more sustainable environment for our future generations.”
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