Belfast Telegraph

Ditch the car and cycle or walk to work urges charity

By Margaret Canning

Workers in Belfast are being challenged to leave their cars at home next month and try alternative forms of transport in a bid to get fit and improve the environment.

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans has laid down the gauntlet by organising the Active Belfast Challenge (ABC) which runs from May 1-31 on

The main aim of the challenge is to get as many people as possible choosing to take more of their journeys to and from work by walking, cycling, using public transport or car-sharing.

The challenge is conducted online and includes an App to help participants log their journeys on the move. You log any journeys for leisure, to work (and back) or for work carried out on foot, by bike, by motorcycle, by public transport or lift-sharing.

Sustrans staff Tom O'Dowd, Claire McLernon and Claire Pollock laid down the challenge to companies and employees in the city. To register go to

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