South Wales college launches cycling scheme

College students

A college in south Wales has launched a scheme to encourage its students and staff to use more sustainable forms of transport – including cycling.

Coleg Morgannwg said it wants its staff to use public transport, car sharing and biking to get into the facility and the programme has been recognised by the South East Transport Alliance, according to Wales Online.

David Brookes, learner services manager at Coleg Morgannwg, said: “We are very pleased to have received such recognition for our travel plan … the award is an endorsement of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.”

Workplaces and educational establishments around the UK are beginning to realise the benefits of cutting carbon emissions by getting staff to cycle or use public transport to commute.

Not only is absenteeism proven to be lower among those who use bikes to get into the office or classroom, but it’s also great for their long-term health, as cardiovascular exercise reduces the risk of cancer, strokes and heart attacks.