To celebrate Clean Air Day, we hosted a micromobility safety and ‘ride-along’ event by the iconic Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool, in collaboration with leading cycling charity, Wheels for All and Clean Cities Campaign.
As well as speeches from Wheels for All, Clean Cities Campaign and Jack Samler, our UK and Ireland General Manager, that highlighted the importance of micromobility as a changemaker in creating better and cleaner cities for living, we hosted a ride-along event in the park. Liverpool’s Sefton Park is a Slow Speed Zone and so it is a good example of how we put safety first, by reducing speed in areas that are popular with pedestrians.
Tom Webster, Operations Manager at Wheels for All said: “We are looking forward to celebrating Clean Air Day with Voi and Clean Cities Campaign. It’s really great to see so many disabled and non-disabled people riding together.”
Wheels for All and Clean Cities Campaign
Wheels for All is a top UK cycling charity that specialises in making cycling accessible to all. With over fifty centres around the UK, they provide cycling tracks, lessons, tracks, trikes, handcycles, tandems and many more adapted cycles for young people and adults with disabilities and differing needs. They will also be leading workshops on Clean Air Day alongside us in Sefton Park, and we invite our riders to volunteer to support their inspiring work. Voi riders who sign up to volunteer with Wheels for All will be rewarded with a Daily Pass.*
The event also counts on the support of Clean Cities Campaign, a European coalition of NGOs and grassroots groups, which campaigns for the transition to zero-emission mobility by 2030, pushing cities to become champions of active, shared electric mobility for a more liveable and sustainable urban future.
Oliver Lord, UK Head of Clean Cities Campaign said:
“We estimate that up to 1,000 people every year die from air pollution in Liverpool. Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk to our lives, so we are here today to celebrate the alternatives to polluting cars, like jumping on our e-scooter, cycling or walking around.”
Sue Huyton, Regional Policy and Campaigns Officer for Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation, added:
“Air quality impacts the most vulnerable people in our society. The air might look clean but it can actually be an invisible threat – it’s important that we clean up the air now for future generations.”
*One complimentary Daily Pass per person only will be given to Voi customers signing up to volunteer with Wheels for All. Voi reserves the right to remove this offer at any given time. You will receive a discount code once you have done the volunteering
Read more about Voi’s volunteering work.