Exeter Cycling Charter:
The Exeter Cycling Charter was launched in October and has got off to a flying start.
The Charter is a simple statement of support for cycling as the means of making Exeter a better city.
In less than two weeks, over sixty organisations have pledged their support for the Charter. Schools, health practices, shops, architects and other businesses have endorsed its message: from small one- person shops to some of the city’s largest employers, including Devon County Council, The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary and Exeter City Football Club.
South West Water’s Business Services and Sustainability Director, Monica Read, said: "We recognise that an active workforce is a healthier workforce, which is good both for the wellbeing of our staff and for our business. South West Water is pleased to support the Exeter Cycling Charter as a demonstration of our organisation's commitment to a more sustainable way of doing business."
It’s not over yet though! The Exeter Cycling Campaign aims to have several hundred organisations behind the Charter so that we can encourage our Councillors and Council Officers to make bold decisions to enable cycling.
Will you consider which organisations you can approach to support the Charter? It’s not a frightening experience. Organisations have overwhelmingly warmly welcomed the Charter as a good initiative that they are willing to support. There’s a wealth of supporter resources here that can help you with this.