Highgate residents ditch their cars and get on their bikes
By poppy_smith | Friday, September 07, 2012, 19:33
Residents got on their bikes to find out more about travelling to the shops by bike or on foot when Haringey's Smarter Travel staged an event in Hornsey.
The Smarter Travel team wanted to hear how people get to their shops and what they thought of walking and cycling instead of using their cars or public transport.
As part of the event outside Hornsey Town Hall, visitors were able to have their own cycles looked over by 'Dr Bike'; have them security marked; or try out some fun bikes.
Cllr Nilgun Canver, cabinet member for environment, who got in the spirit and tried some of the bikes for herself, said: "Walking or cycling to the shops not only helps our health, but also can help improve the health of everyone in Haringey by reducing pollution and traffic congestion.It was good to see people of all ages coming along to this event to find out more about making short, local journeys on foot or by bike."
Find out more about how you can get more active and help your local environment by visiting our Smarter Travel page.