Commuters to go Green

From the 11 to 15 June Manchester Friends of the Earth (MFoE) is running activities and stunts in Manchester to mark national Green Transport Week, which is organised by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) and takes place 9-16 June. The group intends to show that the future of transport can be environmentally friendly, combining greater freedom and choice with reduced pollution and congestion. The group has a full week of media events: Richard Dyer, Transport Campaigner with Manchester Friends of the Earth hopes that the week will bring the benefits of more sustainable transport to a wide audience:
"Everyone can benefit from green transport. The majority of people, especially in Manchester, are not car-owners, and therefore depend for their mobility on public transport. Those who do own cars can benefit from a greater choice of transport options. Green transport is a must if we are to tackle poor air quality in Manchester and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, and is a bonus for the health of the people of Manchester."

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