Car Free Day in Brighton and Hove includes free bus travel

A day of free bus travel is among the council’s incentives to reduce traffic in the city this month.

Brighton and Hove City Council is offering free fares on its Breeze buses on Saturday September 17 which it hopes will boost visits to the South Downs.

It is part of a week-long project to mark the city’s ‘Car Free Day’ on September 22nd.

City dwellers are encouraged to walk or bike to work and school to reduce pollution and promote healthy lifestyles.

On a School Streets Discovery Day, the road leading to Aldrington Primary School will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for an hour from 8.15am as the community is asked to find environmentally friendly transport alternatives for a day.

Councilor Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “This summer we have all seen and felt the full force of the climate emergency that we are facing. The hottest day on record and one of the driest summers we’ve seen.

The Argus: Councilman Steve DavisCouncilman Steve Davis

“We need to do more to reduce harmful emissions and where possible, sustainable travel is one way we can all make a difference.

“It also helps those who need access to a car, like emergency services and blue badge holders, to get around more efficiently.

“Leaving the car at home on a car-free day is a positive step and I encourage everyone who is able to do so to do the same.

Other activities throughout the week include a complimentary coastal biodiversity health walk, various exhibitions and bike rides.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘a better connected city’.

It celebrates the city’s goals to “improve travel for all by connecting people to their communities in inclusive, accessible and sustainable ways”.

The city council said that by reducing the number of cars, it hopes to reduce the number of people injured on the roads.

Every 22 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads, although not all of them are caused by cars.

Free Ride Day on September 17 includes 77, 78, and 79 buses.

For more information, visit the city government’s website. Car Free Day in Brighton and Hove includes free bus travel

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