Cyclists in Milton Keynes can now receive £58 worth of accessories with every new bike purchase from Corley Cycles, the premier bike shop in Milton Keynes. The offer is open to all members of the Smartgo Milton Keynes workplace travel network.
The free accessory package includes: spare tube, bottle cage and bottle, saddle bag, tyre levers and mini pump. For after-care service, there’s 15 per cent off servicing and free bike safety checks, and for those cyclists looking to spend more time on the bike, there’s also a free bike-fit with every bike over £750.
MK is one of only four lead UK cities and authorities to win part of a £40m government ‘pot’ in the Go Ultra Low Cities programme, run by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The other key Go Ultra Low Cities partner is a consortium of eight car manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Mitsubishi, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen, Kia and Nissan – which launched its very own LEAF EV car here in 2011.
Santander and nextbike are set to bring a brand new cycle hire scheme to Milton Keynes from Spring 2016. In a deal signed in close collaboration with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) and MKCCM; Santander and nextbike will connect the city with major hubs at key points across the city centre, business parks and residential estates.
The exact details of the scheme are being finalised but it’s expected to include over 500 bikes, available at up to 60 docking stations across the town. The scheme will use the city-wide ‘Redway’ network; a 169.3 mile network of shared use paths for cyclists and pedestrians. Surfaced with red tarmac, the network ensures cyclists can avoid using roads to undertake most journeys.
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is the integration of traffic and travel information, made possible through the use of the latest technology. It enables the travelling public to make more informed travel choices, which will improve their journey experience in a safe and effective manner.
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Date of consultation: 22nd February 2016
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