This year’s ‘Travel to Work Survey’ will be open to all the Travel Plan Plus (TP+) members from Monday 14 to Sunday 27 October, including those organisation who have confirmed to participate. Please do encourage your staff to complete an online survey which will ask your employees how they travelled to work between Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October, providing a ‘snapshot’ of employees travel habits. The reports that come from this information helps us and you monitor the effectiveness of your travel initiatives and how changes in Cambridgeshire’s ever changing transport system effect people. The survey is open to all the employers on the three parks small or large sized organisation.
Crazy Spanners are on leave from 23 September till 4 October and there will be no service during this period. From 7 October, Crazy Spanners will be providing cycle repair and sale service from the new Mobility and Cycle Hub adjacent to the Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park from 0800 to 1700.
Liftshare Week is a national initiative to promote the benefits of sharing car journeys. This year, the week runs from 7 – 13 October and is all about promoting the savings that users can make just by sharing their journey to work! Imagine saving 50% on petrol or diesel every time you went to the pumps to fill up. When you split the cost with your Liftshare partner, that’s effectively what you’re doing.
This year, any member that forms a Liftshare team between 30 September and 20 October will be entered into a prize draw to win a Red Letter days voucher up to the value of £150. To register, please visit here.
The St Ives Park & Ride Smart Energy Grid will be a ‘first of its kind’ in the UK, paving the way for future green energy projects.
The project will install carports above the two central car parking sections, to which solar panels will be fitted. These panels will generate renewable electricity - powering not only the site, but also electric vehicle charging points and local businesses in the years to come.
Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and will take approximately one year to complete. The carpark will remain open, with construction taking place in phases to minimise the impact on parking.
The Team behind the St Ives Park & Ride Smart Energy Grid will be in St Ives over three evenings - 8, 22 and 29 October to discuss the project and answer questions. This event will be held at St Ives Corn Exchange, The Tony Burges Room, The Pavement, The Old Riverport, St Ives PE27 5AD, please visit here.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership launched a consultation on a newly proposed Foxton Travel Hub early this month. This Travel Hub is in close proximity to Foxton railway station and would offer more sustainable alternatives to the car and encourage more people to use public transport. For further information on the Foxton Travel Hub project and to have your say, please visit here.
The project consists of:
• a new travel hub near the A11/A1307/A505 to give more opportunity for sustainable travel in addition to the existing Babraham Road Park & Ride,
• a new public transport link between the A11 and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus via Sawston, Stapleford and Great Shelford, which the GCP consulted on in 2018, and
• new shared-use paths.
There are three options for the travel hub location:
Cowley Rd Proposed...
Green End Rd...
TP+ Electric Vehicle Event
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