£105K awarded to increase public EV charging units in Buckinghamshire
Free to access and use, the Aylesbury Travel app lets people find and choose the best way to walk, cycle or wheel around Aylesbury giving residents, workers, and visitors a range of sustainable choices for getting around the town.
Residents are to be helped to discover the Gardenway and introduced to nature that exists nearby through eight self-guided walks which are part of the community engagement programme that is currently underway asking for local people to get involved in co-designing the Aylesbury Gardenway.
Aylesbury Garden Town launches a 16-week programme of community engagement to co-design the look and feel of the Aylesbury Gardenway, an 18km orbital park that will encircle Aylesbury and link it with surrounding villages.
Chiltern Railways yesterday unveiled new, upgraded, bicycle parking at Aylesbury station. The total number of spaces has risen to 176, a 20% boost to capacity. The new racks feature a gas-assisted upper level making them easy to use, and new lighting and CCTV has also been installed as part of the project. The project was funded by the Department for Transport’s Cycle Rail Fund and Aylesbury Garden Town and delivered by Chiltern Railways.
The Aylesbury Gardenway is one step closer with the awarding of the contract for the development of the parameter design for this key public realm project.
A new bike park has been unveiled by Aylesbury Garden Town at Hale Leys shopping centre. The bicycle racks, which can accommodate 20 bikes, are part of the Garden Town programme’s commitment to encourage more people to use sustainable transport for local journeys, rather than to take the car.
To help local businesses in Aylesbury town centre, parts of Cambridge Street and George Street were recently pedestrianised, allowing locals cafes, pubs and shops to have additional outdoor space. The temporary pedestrianisation has proved incredibly popular with members of the public – with many people commenting on how pleasant and inviting the new spaces are.
After three years at the helm Councillor Bill Chapple OBE handed over the role of Chairman to Councillor Steve Bowles, the newly appointed Cabinet Member for Town Centre Regeneration, at the AGT Board meeting held on 16 July.
Key government investment, that will support the development of Aylesbury as a Garden Town, has been secured by Buckinghamshire County Council.