Car Free Fridays

Zero Carbon Harrogate started a campaign to lower our district's carbon emission. Sign up and join us!

Car Free Fridays
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Car drivers across the Harrogate District will be leaving their car at home on Fridays. Instead they will be walking, cycling or using public transport, as part of a community effort to reduce our district’s carbon emissions.

Some may feel it impossible to leave the car at home completely at first - but remember that driving less distance, and walking the last part to your destination, all still helps lower the carbon footprint of your journey. We call this ‘park and stride’ - every mile counts!

Transport is the largest source of our emissions here in the Harrogate District, making up 49% of our total emissions, and is 28% above the national average. Therefore, as a community, we need to tackle this key area.

Reducing cars on our roads also has the added benefit of improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion, and active travel such as cycling and walking is great for our health and mental wellbeing. Good for us, and good for the planet.

This event is being organised by Zero Carbon Harrogate, a local charity, and Friday 8th October will be the launch day of a regular weekly campaign, to help our community build better transport habits.

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Lizzie G signed this campaign
“Fabulous incentive and apart from cycling to work daily, i'm now sending out messages each Thursday to remind our school parents about Car Free Friday. Every little helps!”
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Thomas B signed this campaign
“Great idea, a simple way to help solve the climate issue.”
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Will S signed this campaign
“Breath of fresh air.”
Graham C signed this campaign
“It's great.”
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Miranda D signed this campaign
“Great initiative!”
Andrew C signed this campaign
“This is a brilliant idea to help stop the pollution of Harrogate by cars, let's have some fresh air !!”
Carolina D signed this campaign
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Tiffany M signed this campaign
“This is a fantastic initiative to encourage our local community to reduce transport emissions.”
Jenny M signed this campaign
“This is a great initiative & will help to make Harrogate a safer, quieter, greener place if people get involved.”
David M signed this campaign
“This is a great idea and helps to give us all a nudge in the right direction. My daughter and I will be cycling to work on Fridays.”
Heather R signed this campaign
“A good start to encourage people into active travel.”
Emily R signed this campaign
“We will walk/bike to school to reduce carbon emissions and improve our health”
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Emma W signed this campaign
“Great incentive”
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Chris A has helped recruit 11 more signatures so far!
“An excellent initiative that I hope is taken up by all who can.”
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Sarah B has helped recruit 3 more signatures so far!
“A brilliant initiative!”
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Andrew R has helped recruit 2 more signatures so far!
“Great idea!”
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Will S has helped recruit 1 more signatures so far!
“Breath of fresh air.”
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Jenny M has helped recruit 1 more signatures so far!
“This is a great initiative & will help to make Harrogate a safer, quieter, greener place if people get involved.”
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Gregory B has helped recruit 1 more signatures so far!
“A great initiative and certainly something we should all participate in.”
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Mark S has helped recruit 1 more signatures so far!
“I commute by bicycle most days anyway and is a great start to my working day.”
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