Travel companies shortlisted for Eurostar award



Cambridge has been recognised for its cycling initiatives

A car-sharing website and two English county councils are amongst those shortlisted for Eurostar’s latest sustainable travel awards. 

Cambridgeshire and Devon’s county councils, alongside, are in the running to win £30,000 from Eurostar for its Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel. The county councils have been recognised for cycle programmes in Cambridge and Exeter to encourage the more eco-friendly mode of transport.

They join TaxiTub from Brittany and Belgian-based Octopus Plan and Ghent County Council in the shortlist, with the winner to be revealed on 30 May.

“Our sustainable travel finalists offer inspiring examples of how introducing new infrastructure and encouraging people to change their transport habits can generate a whole range of benefits to our societies, from making more liveable and cleaner cities, to boosting local economies and encouraging healthier lifestyles,” said Sarah Butler-Sloss, founder director of Ashden.

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