Loretta Jones of Good Journey explains:
Cars are now the biggest single cause of UK CO2 emissions, threating the future of our historic buildings and landscapes. Many heritage sites and attractions are blighted by traffic – noise, air pollution, congestion and parking. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Good Journey is an independent not-for-profit organisation that champions car-free leisure travel in the UK. They are teaming up with attractions across the UK to help them welcome visitors by bike or public transport. Blenheim Palace have increased car-free visitors by over 30,000 in just two years – with 500 people a week using Blenheim’s Good Journey page to plan visits by train, bus, bike and foot.
It’s good for business and good for the planet. You’ll be cutting CO2 – with a big chunk your carbon footprint coming from visitor travel (for Blenheim it’s 65%). You’ll also be widening access – with 24% of UK households not owning a car, rising to 45% in the poorest areas. Everyone deserves access to culture, leisure and nature.
We really encourage you to consider joining Blenheim Palace and a range of other UK attractions in welcoming car-free visitors and gaining the Good Journey Mark. Subscriptions range from £75 to £450 depending on visitor numbers. We’re offering all Association for Suffolk Museums members a special introductory rate of two years for the price of one.
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