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“We love Westport Smarter Travel Week”
10th to 14th February 2014
Westport Smarter Travel are looking forward to celebrating the first ever “We Love Westport Smarter Travel Week”. The event will coincide with Valentine’s Day and the main aim is to get people to show how much they love to walk, cycle, take public transport and carpool in Westport. The week will run from Monday 10th to Friday 14th of February.
Westport Schools will celebrate this week by re-starting their Westport Walks Weekdays for the New Year. Parents and students will be encouraged to leave the car at home and walk, cycle, Park’N’Stride, carpool or take the bus to school. Cycle training will also take place in schools to help those who want to cycle to school.
Rice College student Patrick Hastings designed the winning poster to promote the week.
All students who travel to school in a sustainable manner each day will receive a special raffle ticket from their teacher. The more days students travel in a green way the more tickets they will receive and increase their chances of winning a special prize from Westport Smarter Travel.
A Westport Smarter Travel Valentines limerick/poster competition will also take place in schools. Deadline for completion will be Friday 14th of February and prizes will be awarded on Wednesday 19th of February 2014.
The Westport Smarter Travel team encourages everyone in Westport to participate in their own way e.g. carpool to work, cycle to shops, walk to gym during the week.