An even wider range of sustainable transport methods is now available in Milton Keynes. Santander Cycles MK is the new public cycle sharing scheme in Milton Keynes. The new cycle hire scheme is designed to help everyone get around Milton Keynes more easily.
Former Formula 1™ World Champion and Santander ambassador, Jenson Button MBE, joined the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Steve Coventry, scheme partners' nextbike, MKCCM and Milton Keynes Council and other local dignitaries to celebrate the successful launch of the UK's newest cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles MK. For more information, click HERE.
As part of a corporate partnership, Go Travel Solutions provides Loughborough University with sustainable travel choices for up to 4,000 staff and tenants at Loughborough University’s 438-acre single-site campus.
Loughborough University is looking to develop a range of measures to reduce the need for car travel to the campus. These include assessing the opportunity to develop a new bike hire scheme, measures to encourage journey sharing and more discounts and incentives for choosing sustainable travel through the Smartgo workplace travel programme.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, has commissioned specialist sustainable transport consultancy, Go Travel Solutions, to support their delivery of a new Go Smarter Business Network in areas of North East England.
The Go Smarter Business Network has been developed to meet the transport needs of businesses across the North East Combined Authority (NECA) area and help encourage employees to get out of their cars and adopt a greener commute to work.
The Network will be focussed around four facilitated meetings per year where members can hear from professionals in this field and share knowledge and best practice with each other. It also provides member organisations with access to exclusive travel discounts for their staff through membership of Go Travel Solutions’ Smartgo workplace travel programme.
Businesses from Milton Keynes will get the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of adopting electric vehicles at a dedicated forum in June.
The free ‘Transport Innovation for Workplaces’ event is hosted by Go Travel Solutions as part of its Smartgo Milton Keynes programme, from 2-3.45pm on 8 June 2016 at Transport Systems Catapult.
Electric vehicles offer considerable business benefits with fuel costs per mile from just 2p and this event will focus on the financial and other business benefits now possible through adopting electric vehicles.
Go Travel Solutions has announced four new partnerships with UK bike suppliers to promote cycling as an option for workplace travel and commuting. The partnerships will provide UK employers and their staff with access to discounts on bike storage equipment, folding bikes and electric bikes to encourage experienced and new cyclists to bike to work.
The partnerships with Cyclepods, Beat Bikes, 50cycles and Brompton Bike Hire were launched at the national Cycle City Active City conference from 19–20 May 2016 at Curve in Leicester. Cycle City Active City is the ground-breaking conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage utility cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across Britain.
(Photograph above: L-R Luc Bonnici - Cyclepods & Robin Pointon - Go Travel Solutions)
The offers will be available to all new and existing members of the Smartgo workplace travel scheme and include:
Smartgo provides a range of travel discounts to help businesses and their staff save money on commuting and leisure. There’s discounts with the likes of Arriva buses, East Midlands Trains, Halfords, Europcar and huge savings on the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle.