National Sustainable Travel Awards Spotlight - A Review of 2018

This week we look at the East Riding of Yorkshire - 2018 Winners of the Best Sustainable Travel Initiative - Community sponsored by Love to Ride.

The East Riding of Yorkshire won the Award for the "Refugee Cycle Project"

"The ongoing civil conflict in Syria has displaced approximately 10.9 million civilians with 3.8 million becoming refugees. The National Syrian resettlement program has placed 40 men, women and children in The East Riding of Yorkshire. Of the many challenges that this has presented, the safe use of British roads was identified, and road safety training was requested. It was then identified that, due to the expertise, experience, and capability of the Road Safety Team, more could be done. A partnership involving various agencies was formed with the intention of providing the migrants with reconditioned bicycles, helmets, training, and the confidence to become self-sufficient thanks to sustainable modes of travel, in order to access employment and/or education. This has effectively given 40 members of the community the ability to integrate, gain access to work and education and opened up the possibility of transport independence to those that were otherwise unable to ride a bike."

You can read about the full project over on our 2018 Award Winners Page

Nominations are open for The National Sustainable Travel Awards 2019! Find out more at on our 2019 Awards Page



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