Published Date: Jun 28th, 2022
With St Andrews hosting The 150th Open from 10-17 July, the town is set to be busier than ever.
Fife Council is encouraging residents and those who work locally to walk, wheel or cycle around the town to help avoid road congestion. Walking, wheeling, cycling or public transport are healthier, more environmentally friendly and affordable alternatives to private car use for many people.
As part of the council’s commitment to helping transform daily journeys or commutes into travel that is healthier and better for the environment bike checks are available to help local people keep their bicycle up to speed!
FREE Dr Bike sessions are running at Church Square, South Street, St Andrews, 2 – 17 July, 10am - 6pm, where bikes will get a full health check to help people get out and about actively. These checks are really useful for those whose bike has been in storage for a while, or needs a check-up after wear and tear.
Cllr Jan Wincott, Spokesperson - Environment & Climate Change, said: “Travelling actively will make it easier for many local people to access shops, services and facilities.
“Cars are the largest producer of transport-related carbon emissions and a huge number of vehicle journeys are 1km or less. We know that The Open means that St Andrews will be busier than ever, so swapping to sustainable transport options, where possible, can help cut congestion as well as take a step towards tackling the climate emergency."
To find out more visit fife.gov.uk/openactivetravel
Find out more about travelling to The Open: https://www.theopen.com/tickets-and-hospitality/getting-there