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Tilbrook is a business park located 5 miles south east of the centre of Milton Keynes and home to over 20 businesses including well-known brand names such as Red Bull Technology, T-Systems and Trek. Since the start of Smartgo Milton Keynes in February 2014, many of the businesses based on Tilbrook have been part of the Tilbrook Travel Hub. This operates as part of Smartgo Milton Keynes. Many of the Tilbrook employers have recognised that by working together, more can be gained to help make staff travel to work easier, cheaper, healthier and more sustainable. What has been the success so far?

 

Here are some top tips on how to stay happy and safe on your bike when cycling during the cold and icy winter months.

Way to go

Reconsider your route. Quiet roads that are good to ride on in fair weather are more prone to freezing, particularly early in the morning and bends can be very difficult if icy. Sometimes a gritted busier road is better than an icy quiet road.

Dress for it

Jacket and gloves should be numbers one and two on your checklist. Your jacket needs to be water and wind proof, but also breathable and not too thick. It's amazing how quickly you can overheat while cycling, even on the coldest days and you can always add extra layers underneath if necessary.

The start of the New Year brings resolutions to kick bad habits or start new hobbies.

What better time to start a new travel habit.

We are looking for challenging individuals to commute to work by another method other than driving the car.

The choices are to walk, cycle, catch the bus, take a train or drive an electric vehicle for a week in January.

Milton Keynes Council Smarter Choices Team will fully support you with your week, in return for honest feedback on your journey. (Terms and conditions will apply).

For further information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing details of how you would like to travel to work.

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Get on board bus logoArriva The Shires is excited to announce the launch of Sapphire - a fleet of premium buses being introduced onto service 6, which runs between Lakes Estate in Bletchley, Central Milton Keynes and Stony Stratford.

Sapphire has been created especially by Arriva to offer customers a more luxurious way to travel, improving their connectivity and comfort along some of the country’s most critical commuter routes. Representing an investment of £300,000, these 12 sparkling single-deck buses, offering a host of high-tech features, will greatly enhance the customer journey and deliver a much needed boost to this already high-performance route.

Network Rail is consulting the public on proposals for the East West Rail Western Section between Bicester and Bedford, Milton Keynes and Princes Risborough. The consultation runs from 7th September to 16th October 2015.

 

The draft CMK Transport and Parking strategy is now available for full public consultation. This document combines sustainable transport proposals with parking provision and demand management into one strategy.

Click here for information.

Dates of consultation: 8th September - 9th November

A drop in session has been arranged for Wednesday 28th October as part of the consultation process. This session has been arranged at the Civic Offices Room 2 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. There will not be a formal presentation, however council officers will be on hand to answer any questions on the draft strategy.

 

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0330 024 56 65
Email
info@smartgo.co.uk

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