Hertfordshire County Council and Building Research Establishment funded the Love to Ride Hertfordshire workplace cycle challenge in the county. The local results are in, so well done to the following employers and their staff:
Very Large businesses (500+ employees)
Winner: Building Research Establishment (4.2% of staff logged rides)
Runner up: Dacorum Borough Council
Not used your bike for a while? Get a free safety check at lots of bike shops county wide (print out the form).
Check out www.hertscycling.com for advice on routes for work or leisure
Business leaders from Tesco, Ocado and the Herts Chamber of Commerce have been telling the County County they need to be better connected...
The authority organised the meeting to hear their views on what can be done to shape future transport policies.
Encouraging workers on to public transport, schemes like London's so-called 'Boris Bikes' and better cycle routes have all been suggested.
Derrick Ashley, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning & Transport, told BOB fm: "There's no hiding from the fact that our roads and other transport means are getting busier, year-on-year.
Public and private sector partnership Stevenage First has given the blueprint – dubbed ‘Stevenage Central’ and with an aim to make the railway station an integral part of the town centre – the thumbs up and Stevenage Borough Council’s executive is expected to add its blessing tomorrow.
The first sight of artist’s impressions of what the future could hold include some familiar landmarks – but many existing buildings are missing.
The framework produced by consultants David Lock Associates outlines the opportunities available to regenerate the town centre by attracting inward investment and development, and aims to rekindle the 1960s spirit when Stevenage was bright, modern and cutting edge.
The changes as a result of the recent Bus Consultation on HCC-funded services have started to be announced. There are some potential impacts on Stevenage employers from September 1st, mainly those where employees need to be travelling outside “typical” weekday patterns with a 8am to 5pm window.
The first update on confirmed service changes is here:
The intalink website (smartphone-friendly) will soon have pre-warnings and further updates for bus users.
It's a fun, free competition where workplaces will compete to see who can get the most people riding a bike.
Recruit workmates to ride a bike to climb up the leaderboard and win the Challenge. People only need to cycle for 10 minutes or more! It’s easy and fun!
WHAT IS THE BIG HERTS CYCLE CHALLENGE?
The Big Herts Cycle Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage your colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. Any business in Hertfordshire can register and see the results of the rides.