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Inverness Goes Car Free For One Day On 19 September 2007

6th August 2007

Plans have been announced to help make Inverness a car free zone on 19 September 2007.

Organisers of Car Free Day 2007 'AlternativeNess' are putting the final touches to a range of travel options and incentives designed to encourage commuters to leave the car at home for the day.

Inverness is the only Scottish city signed up to take part in the In Town, Without My Car initiative which is part of the annual European Mobility week.

Car Free Day organiser, Jim McCreath, of Inverness and Nairn Transport Forum said: "This is the ideal opportunity for anyone who drives to work to consider trying something different for the day and have a car free day.

"It's also a chance for local transport operators to show the travelling public that there is an alternative to the car in most areas. People who'd like to walk into the city centre will also be catered for, with park and stride facilities available on the north and west sides of the city.

"We're also going to be closing Castle Road to traffic for the day and setting up a special green space with bike racks, a water station for thirsty pedestrians and cyclists and a stage with music throughout the day.

"It's all designed to emphasise that leaving the car at home can be fun and much more pleasant and healthy than sitting in traffic."

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