People across Northern Ireland have their trainers, bikes, scooters, roller boots, bus and train passes at the ready as the Active Travel Challenge gets underway today (June 1).
The joint initiative encourages the public to try walking, cycling and taking public transport as an alternative to the car for an entire month. They will not only be in with the chance to win prizes, but to create new habits for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable lifestyle.
Translink, the Department for Infrastructure, Public Health Agency, Sustrans, local health trusts and councils are all backing the challenge by encouraging large and small businesses across Northern Ireland take part.
Each week sees a number of activities taking place across the country to promote Bike Week, Green Transport Week and walking initiatives, all ways to add active travel into your daily routine.
This collaborative drive aims to inspire people to adopt greener travel options that will prioritise their health and wellbeing and support Northern Ireland’s ‘green’ economic recovery and progress towards a low-carbon future.
It’s free to register and participants can log their ‘active travel’ journeys online throughout June, and win a range of prizes, including gift vouchers, travel tickets and rewards with national and regional retailers.
To find out more and get involved in this year’s Active Travel Challenge go to atc.getmeactive.org.uk/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up to date with all the latest ATC action on social media using #GetMeActiveNI