Embracing greener transport to work

Cobalt management team Tyler Patrick, office manager; Amy Carroll, events & communication manager; and Lynn Cramman, business development manager get to grips with a segway ahead of Go Smarter Week.

Cobalt management team Tyler Patrick, office manager; Amy Carroll, events & communication manager; and Lynn Cramman, business development manager get to grips with a segway ahead of Go Smarter Week.

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Thousands of staff at a borough business park are being encouraged to think about greener travel.

Staff at Cobalt Park will be offered a host of quirky ways to embrace green travel throughout the Cobalt Go Smarter Week – Tuesday, September 16, to September 22.

The 12,500 plus workforce on site will be given the opportunity try out some unique forms of transport during their lunch hour including Segway scooters, Quad bikes and Beat bikes state of the art electro assisted folding bikes.

Among those who will be having a go will be Lynn Cramman, business development manager at Cobalt.

Lynn said: “Over 12,500 people currently work at Cobalt. We ensure we stay ahead of the field by offering all the most recent and numerous initiatives to urge our workforce to adopt sustain­able methods of travel, such as cycling or using buses rather than driving.

“My passion is sustainable transport, but these unusual modes of transport have been invited along as a fun thing for people to try out.

“They’re all electric vehicles so sustainable. I am sure everyone here will enjoy having a go on them.

“Cobalt has a comprehensive package of sustainable measures for our staff to commute to work and we are seeing a substantial increase in staff seeking advice on alternatives to driving to work on their own.”

The events will be used as a platform to increase awareness of Cobalt’s successful car sharing scheme, thousands of buses, electric car charging points, discount travel tickets, personal travel planning services and cycle initiatives including Cobalt’s monthly cycle hub.