Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, is showing his support for this week’s Zero Emissions Day and World Car Free Day by opting to travel by electric-bike all day this Friday (21 September). Mr Zeichner will be starting his day from the Cambridge Science Park where he and his Chief of Staff will collect E-Bikes supplied by Cambridge Electric Transport (CET), before heading off around the city to attend his scheduled meetings.
Daniel Zeichner said: “Making sure that we maintain the state of this planet for future generations couldn’t be more important, which is why I am showing my support for Zero Emissions and World Car Free Day by cycling all day.”
“We all know that congestion, poor air quality and climate change is causing real problems for us and this planet but if we want to do something about it then we need to start putting the brakes on CO² emissions. One way to do that is to choose a greener and more sustainable journey.”
“It will be interesting to make my usual Friday constituency appointments by e-bike but it is for a great cause! I’d like to thank Cambridge Electric Transport for providing the bike and for what they are doing to make it easier for people to travel to work by bicycle. Cambridge has a great cycling community and I have no doubt that plenty of residents will also be showing their support this weekend by taking to their bike.”
Cambridge Electric Transport has been trialling a number of E-Bikes with local Cambridge companies to encourage staff to choose a greener journey to undertake all, or part of their journey. There are over 35 companies currently signed up to the E-bike scheme and the aim is to expand that and help reduce the 87,000 cars that make journeys into Cambridge on a weekday.