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NHS employees offered free e-scooter rides in Stafford

The University of Hospitals North Midlands Trust is the first to join an e-scooter trial.

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By Matt Maynard · 15th February 2021

In Stafford, NHS workers are able to ride e-scooters for free as part of a new trial scheme.

The new trial scheme aims to test new methods of transport around Stafford to not only improve mobility but to also improve air quality, too. 

The University of Hospitals North Midlands Trust (UHNM) is one of the largest employers in the area, contributing to 3.5% of all road travel in England, which also includes the transportation of patients, visitors and NHS suppliers, not just employees. This equates to 14% of the NHS's total emissions.

Jessica Brownsword, Sustainability Manager at UHNM, said: 

“This makes it easier for visitors to choose a healthier journey and encouraging staff to choose greener and more active travel options."

“Being a part of this innovative trial goes a long way towards achieving our travel plan objectives and improving local air quality, a key focus for all Staffordshire authorities, through reducing our contribution to carbon emissions from petrol and diesel vehicles coming to the site.”

Source: Energy Live News

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