Leave the car get a free shower

* South London council initiative * Encourages people to walk, run or cycle * Part of 5 million eco project...

Leave the car  get a free shower
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Jim Holder
3 Sep 2008 09:40

A hotel is offering free morning showers to encourage people to leave their cars at home and walk, run or cycle to work instead.

The scheme is open to anyone employed in Sutton, south London, but do not have access to a shower at work.

Those eligible will be able to use facilities at the Holiday Inn in Gibson Road for a six-month trial period.

It is hoped the initiative will cut car use as well as improve health and productivity in the workplace.

The scheme is part of Smarter Travel Sutton - a three-year, 5 million project by Sutton Council and Transport for London (TfL) that aims to cut car use and promote sustainable transport.

Workers must be employed by a member of the Sutton Town Centre Business Travel Network and show an office ID card to take advantage of the scheme.