Initiatives

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Colin Blackburn, Jun 3, 2003.

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  1. I was sat in the foyer of my better half's employer yesterday, The Government, leafing though
    various bits of paper that they churn out. One such was a leaflet promoting Leg-It! Day (
    www.legitday.com/home.htm --- use the file name to avoid the Flash intro) This seems to be a
    north-east initiative to promote walking and cycling to work. The day itself is the 12th of June. I
    assumed this co-incided with (national) Bike2Work day, but it would seem that BikeWeek is the
    14th-22nd.

    Now, I like to use these opportunities to go to work on my bike, the whole way rather than the
    mixed-mode I do at the moment, which since moving is near enough 5 hours of riding.

    So, do I do the 12th and a day the following week or just one of the days? Bearing in mind I have a
    mountain marathon over the intervening weekend I may be in no fit state for the latter and fairly
    cautious on the former.

    It seems to me that there is a lot of duplication between national and local initiatives. Wouldn't
    it be better to have a single well coordinated week with both national and local initiatives
    benefiting from cross-promotion? Or, will the two consecutive weeks be more of a spur to those
    reluctant cycle commuters?

    Colin
     
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