Medway Council’s Road Safety Team is celebrating after winning a Green Apple Environment Award for the innovative ‘walking bus stops’.

The team were competing against more than 500 other nominations in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

The innovative work that impressed the judges was the Walking Bus Stops. These are permanent bus stops that mark the pick up stops on the successful Walking Bus Scheme. Local organisations sponsor a stop and support the walking bus, which aims to reduce congestion on Medway’s roads, improving air quality and improving road safety skills of children travelling to and from their school or after school club.

As a result of this success the team has been invited to have their winning entry published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their experience.

Safer Journey Officers will be presented with their Green Apple Award at a presentation ceremony in the House of Commons on 14 November.

They will also be considered to represent the country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

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