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Thursday 20 June was Clean Air Day, the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign. To mark the day, Exeter organisations including Co Bikes, Exeter City Futures and Travel Devon held an event in Princesshay. Here, they promoted simple steps everyone can take to help tackle air pollution. These included using Co Bikes’ soon-to-launch new electric bike fleet to replace short car journeys around the city, making a pledge to Exeter City Futures’ ‘Everyone’s Exeter’ campaign’s ‘Clean Air’ goal and journey planning using sustainable transport.
They were joined by member of Exeter’s cargo bike community and Co Delivery who use electrically powered cargo bikes to make deliveries to businesses around the city. Exeter Cycling Campaign also stopped by to help promote more cycle-friendly measures for the city.
Helen Scholes, Marketing Manager for Co Bikes, commented “Clean Air Day is an important day of practical action and awareness raising. I’d like to thank everyone who joined us in Princesshay and hope all the people we spoke to have been inspired to make changes that will help improve the air we all breathe.”