Mobility Convenant Foodvalley Region

14-10-2019 | 08:46
Mobility Convenant Foodvalley Region

On the 30th of September the province of Gelderland and various employers of the Foodvalley region signed the Regio Foodvalley Mobility Convenant.

In this convenant, large and small employers from the region have made agreements about encouraging the sustainable mobility of their employees. The aim is to exchange and learn from each otherís plans to encourage car-sharing, car-pooling, shared-bicycles, e-bicycles, cycling in general and public transport.

In the run-up to the covenant, the municipality of Wageningen, on behalf of the region's initiator, asked individual companies in the region how they could and would like to contribute to a more sustainable accessibility of the region. Alderman for Sustainable Mobility of the municipality of Wageningen, Peter de Haan: "For this covenant, we listened carefully to the employers and built on their sustainability plans. By organizing cooperation, we create the right scale for measures to really work. With a good range of alternatives, the car no longer has to be the first choice every day". The province of Gelderland has financed the process and is making provincial subsidies available for sustainable transport.

The Foodvalley Region is a collaboration between regional governments, entrepreneurs, educational and knowledge institutions, including the muncipality of Wageningen and the University of Wangeingen. Developments in the field of knowledge and innovation are of great importance in this top economic region. The Foodvalley region invests in living, working, accessibility and education. The region has approximately 350,000 inhabitants, living in the municipalities of Ede, Barneveld, Nijkerk, Renswoude, Rhenen, Scherpenzeel, Veenendaal and Wageningen.

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