Sunday, 10 February 2013

Valentine's Day launch of Sustainable Transport Blueprint For Canterbury.

Nick Smith

     Now at last we have tried and tested solutions to our serious congestion and air quality problems in Canterbury! They are contained in the Sustainable Transport Blueprint written specifically for the city by Dr Lynn Sloman, one of the country's leading experts in sustainable transport. It will be launched on Thursday, 14thFebruary. Dr Sloman will be giving two presentations of the Blueprint to councillors, business leaders and other invited guests in the Abode Hotel during the morning and afternoon. At the end of each meeting, special Valentine’s cards designed by member Elaine Godden will be presented to attendees.

 Between 12pm and 2pm there will be celebrations around the Westgate Towers organised by CAST (Canterbury Alliance for Sustainable Transport). Dr Sloman and Green South East MEP, Keith Taylor, will be giving speeches. There will be stalls and music, including some big local names kindly coordinated by Ivan Thompson (Hullaballoo, Hail Bop, Jazz Police), Brendan Power, Adrian Brown, James Evans, Robert Jarvis and Alan King − all powered by Wheely Groovy (green pedal power).

Courtesy of Stagecoach, the focal point and information hub will be a bus parked by the Towers. CAST personnel will be available to answer people’s questions about sustainable transport and hand out flyers.

The key event is at 12.30pm: we will be forming a human heart around the Towers to show our love for Canterbury. Please let me know if you can come along dressed in red to be part of the heart - we need to make it as big as we can! It will only take a few minutes and your participation will be much appreciated.

Linda Spashett