Exe trail journeys jump 60 per cent

09:45 26 March 2014

Cyclists needed for Motivation appeal.

Cyclists needed for Motivation appeal.

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The number of journeys on the Exe Estuary Trail cycle route between Exmouth and Lympstone have increased by almost 60 per cent in just five years.

And now county chiefs are urging residents to save cash and help the environment by exploring alternate ways of getting to work – including cycling.

With the arrival of spring, the county council is reminding the public of its ‘evolve your commute’ campaign.

Residents are being urged to try an alternative to driving to their place of work or study – whether it is walking, cycling, public transport, or car sharing.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council cabinet member for highway management, said: “Saving money and improving your health are two very good reasons to try different ways to get to work, but there are plenty more.

“Whether it’s walking, cycling or using public transport, exploring other options can help keep you fit, as well as helping tackle congestion. Cycling is continuing to gain in popularity and it’s encouraging that almost 200 adults have received cycle training over the past year through the county council’s successful bid for local sustainable transport funding.”

Annual cycle trips on one of Devon’s flagship routes, the Exe Estuary Trail, have increased from around 70,000 in 2009 to more than 110,000 by 2012 on the stretch between Exmouth and Lympstone.

For more information on planning your journey and exploring different travel options, log on to www.traveldevon.info.

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