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Forward Thinking College Lands Smarter Ways To Travel Award

South Cheshire College has scooped an award for thinking ‘smart’ to promote alternative methods of transport to and from its campus.

The top-performing organisation has received a ‘Smarter Ways to Travel’ award for highlighting sustainable travel to its staff and students.

Awards were handed out to different organisations across Crewe by the Smarter Travel Business Partnership – a joint venture between Cheshire East Council and the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce.

Smarter Ways to Travel aims to help people living in Crewe to choose ‘smarter’, more sustainable ways to make their daily journeys to try and lower the volume of traffic around the town and reduce pollution levels.

In particular, the scheme promotes walking and cycling to work and filling buses, trains and cars with more passengers to reduce the numbers of cars on our roads.

The initiative also aims to help people save money, improve their health and fitness and reduce C02 emissions to improve air quality and make Crewe a healthier place for everyone.

South Cheshire College has installed a secure bike shelter on its impressive campus and also offers changing facilities for walkers and cyclists in the area.

Mike Finney, Director of Advice, Admissions and Marketing at the College, received a trophy and certificate on behalf of the College.

Mike said: “We are pleased with this award which recognises the work we have done to highlight sustainable travel to staff and students 

“Encouraging people to walk, cycle or car-share to college is very important for the future of Crewe and we are glad to support this excellent initiative.

“Hopefully, the facilities that we have at South Cheshire College, will encourage many more students to leave their cars at home and travel to college differently in the future.”

Clair Visco, Business Travel Planning Officer for Smarter Ways to Travel, said: “Smarter Ways to Travel is a great way to support people living, working and studying in Crewe, to make a real change in the way that they travel.

“We are really pleased that we have been able to support South Cheshire College in its efforts to encourage staff and students to make smarter travel choices.”

Smarter Ways to Travel is a programme made possible in Crewe by £3.5 million of funding from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).