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Mix Your Mode at CIT

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Mix Your Mode at CIT

 

Promoting Sustainable Travel in Cork

March 4th – 8th, 2013

 

This sustainable travel initiative is organised by Cork Environmental Forum (CEF) and supported by Bus Eireann, Cork Chamber of Commerce, Cork City and County Council, CIT, UCC, HSE, Cork Community Bikes and Irish Rail.

This initiative will be lanuched on Monday 18th February on Patrick Street at 1pm.

The aim of the initiative is to encourage travel by more sustainable and healthier methods such as walking and cycling, using public transport (bus, train, park & ride) and trying out new methods such as the Go Cars in the city.

This initiative will not only benefit the individual but also the city with less emissions being generated and less traffic congestion.

 

What is happening in CIT?

  • The CIT Gym are organising ‘Lace Up’ which is a fun 5k Walk/Run for CIT staff and students on 6th March. Weekly meet & train group starts 5th February at 5pm at the CIT Track gate. (Call to the Sports Office for more details).
  • During Safety Week (Thursday February 14th) at CIT The Bike Doctor will carry out a safety check and any maintenance that needs to be done on your bike. This is FREE to both CIT students and staff and will take place in the main corridor from 10am-2pm.
  • EV charge point outside the Tourism & Hospitality Building.
  • GO Car (www.gocar.ie) on trial for 6 months at CIT (beside the EV point).

 

So we urge you to Mix Your Mode during March and leave the car at home or car pool with someone on your journey to CIT. Not only will you feel healthier but you will save money too (on fuel and parking)!

 

Why take the bike?

  • Convenience – Avoid parking hassle, no waiting for the bus!
  • Save time – especially for short urban journeys.
  • Save money – no parking fees or fuel used.
  • Keep fit – 6 weeks of cycling short distances 4 times a week should boost fitness.
  • Improve your mood – Cycling releases feel good hormones, reduces stress and raises your spirits and self esteem.
  • Long & healthy life – Cycling 20-40 mins/day may reduce the risk of death from; Diabetes, Cancer, Heart or Digestive diseases by 22%.
  • For the environment – Cycle instead of driving and save harmful emissions to the environment.

 

Why take the Bus?

The bus is often cheaper than the car – especially if you have a student card or employee travel pass. 

Usually less pollution than car travel, particularly if you drive alone or have a large car.

What busses pass CIT? The numbers 5, 8, 1 (North Orbital), 19 (South Orbital) service CIT.

 

For more information or to register an activity contact Bernadette@cef.ie.

More details on www.facebook.com/OperationTransportation

Updates will also be available on the www.greencampuscit.ie website.

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