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All aboard the walking bus

Published Monday, 16 June 2014

More than 60 banner waving school children marched through Enfield Town on Wednesday 11 June as part of a charity event, backed by Enfield Council, designed to raise awareness of the danger of traffic and the benefits of walking.

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The Giant Walking Bus, organised by the Road Safety Charity Brake, and made up of children from Merryhills School and Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Anwar Chaudhury, set out from Enfield Library in Enfield Town at 10am and headed towards the Baptist Church in Cecil Road where they received refreshments, a quick run down of why the event was organised and had the aim of the walk explained to them.
 
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Enfield Council fully supports the work of Brake, both in trying to reduce the number of accidents on our roads, but also in encouraging people to get out of their cars and using different forms of transport.
 
"We are utterly committed to making Enfield's streets the safest in London for all road users and pedestrians and we have a variety of initiatives in place ranging from 20 mile per hour zones around schools, to free cycling lessons for adults and children and road safety schemes to prevent accidents from happening.”
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: “Walking to school is a great way to meet up with your friends, gets cars off our roads and is good exercise for our school children.

"One accident a year is too many and it is a tragedy every time someone is killed or injured on our roads, this event is about raising awareness of the dangers of traffic and showing it's cool to walk - especially with your friends."

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