Andrew Smith MP today joined the ‘Sustainable Transport and Healthy Living Road Show’ at Oxford Business Park to encourage the people working there to take advantage of the health, financial, and environmental benefits of cycling to work.
With financial support from Oxford City Council, the Business Park is introducing a bike share scheme consisting of four bicycles, a secure cycle store, showers, a towel service, and lockers, all free to use.
The road show coincides with National Cycle to Work Day, which seeks to permanently boost the number of commuters cycling to work. Last year, nearly 7,000kg of CO2 were offset and 12 million calories burned by thousands of cyclists nationwide on the day itself.
Andrew Smith MP said, “Cycling is good for your health, your wallet, and the planet. As a keen cyclist, I have first-hand experience of cycling around Oxford. I hope today’s road show at the Business Park and the Cycle to Work festivities encourage even more people onto their bikes here in Oxford.”