corley-cyclesLocal retailer, Corley Cycles to offer £58 worth of accessories, free with purchases of new bikes for members of Smartgo Milton Keynes travel network

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.

Nissan Leaf car2Milton Keynes is to receive £9m funding to further its pioneering work in developing modern vehicles to tackle harmful emissions, reduce the carbon footprint, and make it one of the most sustainable cities in Europe.

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



A quarter of parking spaces in the city centre are set to SHRINK to make room for 235 new spaces.

More than 5,000 bays in CMK will be re-drawn to create more parking spaces for employees – at a cost of £1,277 each.

But drivers could find themselves in a tight spot as the bays are narrowed to just 2.3 metres – ten centimetres less than the minimum recommended.

Though Smartgo is a national brand, it has a strong focus on the local challenges surrounding workplace travel. To help achieve this goal, there is a Smartgo Milton Keynes Steering Group, formed of local employers with a commitment to help enhance workplace travel in a sustainable way. The Steering Group is Chaired by Richard Scott of Volkswagen Financial Services and includes managers from Abbeygate Developments, Matrix Consultancy, Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes Council, Red Bull Technology, Santander, Transport Systems Catapult with Go Travel Solutions as the Co-ordinators. The purpose of the Steering Group is to help promote the growth and benefits of Smartgo Milton Keynes. If you have suggestions to assist, please get in touch with Go Travel Solutions, the co-ordinators of the scheme by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling: 0330 024 56 65.


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