Angus ‘on the go’ event promotes healthy travel

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Healthier and cheaper ways of travel were being encouraged by Angus Council Friday in Arbroath following over £100,000 of funding from Transport Scotland.

Against a backdrop of the new ‘green’ 73 Tayway bus parked at Kirk Wynd, a team from Angus Council with partners including NHS Tayside, Tactran and Voluntary Action Angus provided a wealth of information on how to get around Angus for less.

The initiative, ‘Angus on the Go’ is aimed at promoting active and sustainable travel in the county.

The event in Arbroath was the first event in Angus to publicise ‘Angus on the Go’.

Information was available on the day cycling booklets; walking information including leaflets of the Arbroath Path Network, Angus Coastal Path and ‘Steps Tay Health’ promoting walking groups across Angus and Angus Liftshare.

Stagecoach East Scotland also had one of their new electric hybrid buses on display – 18 of these have just gone into service on the Arbroath – Carnoustie – Monifieth – Dundee – Ninewells Hospital corridor. There was significant interest in the event with just under 300 people visiting the ‘Angus on the Go’ stands and collecting information.

An Angus council spokesperson said: “It is hoped that people will now be better informed of their travel options and will choose to use more active and sustainable travel modes in the future.”