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Westport Smarter Travel Challenge

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Westport Smarter Travel Challenge


What is it all about?


Smarter Travel is all about you having the power to make a real difference to the environment, your health and quality of life. Everyone needs to use the car sometimes but it can also become a bit of a habit. There are some great alternatives to the car and all you need to do is give them a try for some journeys every week. It could be as simple as walking or cycling whenever you can, or choosing public transport, or carpooling to work a couple of times a week.

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What is the Smarter Travel Challenge?


The Smarter Travel Challenge is a fun, free event where every trip taken to and from work by bike, on foot, by public transport or by car pooling earns you points. By completing the challenge you could be in with a chance to win tickets to the Westport Festival of Music & Food 2013. The aim of this challenge is to promote more sustainable travel in Westport and the surrounding areas and the challenge will run for the duration of the Get Out There Festival and National Bike Week, from Saturday June 8th to Sunday June 23rd.


How do you enter?


1. Pick up a Westport Smarter Travel Challenge Card.

2. Between the 8th and the 24th June log your Smarter Travel Journeys.

3. Each journey will have to be initialled by your supervisor/manager.

4. When the challenge is over, drop your Smarter Travel Cards to one of drop boxes located in the following venues:

• Westport Civic Offices, Altamount Street, Westport.

• Westport Leisure Park, Off James Street, Westport

• Westport Library, The Crescent, Westport

• Westport Chamber of Commerce, The Fairgreen,

• Super-valu, Shop Street,

• Tesco, Westpoint

• Centra, James St. or The Quay,

• Carrowbeg Stores, Castlebar Road

5. Those who have completed the challenge (10 journeys) will be entered into a draw to win a number of great prizes including tickets to the Westport Festival of Music and Food 2013.

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