Help combat air pollution this Clean Air Day

5 months ago Wed 16th Jun 2021

A promotional image for Clean Air Day

On Thursday 17 June, it is Clean Air Day. We are urging people on the Isle Of Wight to leave their cars at home and travel by sustainable transport instead.

“We are committed to helping improve the quality of air we breathe on the island, and we have been working on this in a number of ways over recent years - including investing in a new fleet of greener vehicles,” said Andrew Wickham, Southern Vectis managing director.

“Even though so called ‘Freedom Day’ has been postponed, there are still plenty of reasons for people to travel across the Isle of Wight. Offices, shops, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions are all open for business, and we are seeing an increasing number of passengers on board our buses.

“Bus travel has changed beyond recognition over recent years, and those who haven’t travelled with us recently will be amazed at the enhancements we’ve made.

“The new buses we have invested in during recent years have more comfortable seating, USB charging points for smartphone and tablet users, accept mobile phone payments, as well as contactless and they sport the very latest Euro 6 low emissions engines.

“If more people choose to leave their cars at home and travel with us instead - on Clean Air Day and moving forwards - we could make a real impact in helping to improve the air quality across the Isle of Wight.”

You can also use our new app's journey planning section to see how much carbon dioxide you are saving if you hop on one of our buses instead of drive a car.

For more information about Clean Air Day, please go to the website: https://www.cleanairday.org.uk.