The Aylesbury Garden Town Masterplan sets out a bold ambition that by 2050 50% of all local journeys made in Aylesbury Garden Town will be made by sustainable transport methods.

Active Travel

There are so many benefits to active travel including boosting well-being, staying healthy and keeping fit, reducing pollution and improving air quality.

Getting active has soared in popularity since the coronavirus outbreak with more people across the Vale walking, cycling and wheeling to make their journeys to the places they live, work or visit.

Buckinghamshire Council has benefitted from government funding that has been used to create pop-up bike lanes, increase cycle storage and to help bring forward innovative activities and projects to boost greener and active travel in Aylesbury and make it easier for residents to make that choice to travel by bike.

Walking & Cycle Paths
bicycles in a cycle rack

Aylesbury Travel App

We want to help people to choose to walk, cycle or wheel for short journeys and to help them we have developed an online Travel App to help find local routes to journey around Aylesbury.

The App, which is layered with a variety of cycling routes and walking footpaths will help you get across and around the town. It also features the Aylesbury Town Council’s Heritage walk.

Access the Aylesbury Travel App

E-Scooters

25 electric scooters are available to rent in Aylesbury providing an alternative green way of getting around. A year’s trial is now live which allows people to pay and unlock the dockless e-scooters using a mobile app. They are allowed to be used on roads, cycle ways and pathways, but not pavements.

The e-scooters come fully equipped with additional safety features including lights, a wide riding deck, front suspension and airless tyres. Users must have a driving license and license verification is needed.

To find out more and to register to rent one visit the dedicated webpage.

 E-Scooters Webpage
Zipp scooter Clive Harriss
Electric bike - Waddesdon

Greenway e-bikes

E-bikes are being introduced on either side of the Greenway, a 5-6km long traffic free route which connects Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station and Waddesdon Manor, one of Buckinghamshire’s largest attractions.

There are twenty electric bikes available to hire each day on a per hour basis. Linking the train station with Waddesdon Manor the Greenway provides a safe and tranquil route for the e-bikes whether for recreation, commuting or simply exploring the local area. The extra boost these electric bikes offer to the pedal helps riders to cycle with ease whilst at the same time improving their health.

In partnership with Chiltern Railway this is first e-bike scheme for Buckinghamshire and one of only three places in the UK to provide electric cycle docking station facilities.

To hire you just need to turn up, log onto the app to obtain a code to release the bike.

Access the Aylesbury Travel App

Dedicated Cycle Lanes

We are also working with our partners to invest in infrastructure to make walking, cycling and wheeling safe, more accessible and convenient.

Monies from the government’s Active Travel Fund have funded an improved cycle corridor through Southcourt for connections to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Aylesbury town centre making travelling safer and offering new ways of getting around.

Dedicated Cycle Lanes
The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

Aylesbury Station Cycle Storage

We know that if we get more people cycling then we need to ensure there are enough places for them to safely store their bikes at the start or end of a journey.

Additional cycle storage has been rolled out in a number of places across the town, including a 20 space cycle park at Hale Leys Shopping Centre, new cycle racks at Fairford Leys and in partnership with Chiltern Railway 176 state-of-the-art gas assisted bike racks at Aylesbury station, together with a repair station to serve the cycling community.

Town Centre Cycle Racks – Hale Leys

We’ve worked with Hale Leys Shopping Centre Management Team to put in an attractive cycle park in an easily accessible town centre location.

Breeze Aylesbury Ladies Cycling Group - Hale Leys
The word bike serving as a cycle rack with a shop window showig images of appls behind

Fairford Leys Cycle Racks

We’ve worked with Coldharbour Parish Council to put new cycle racks into the main square in Fairford Leys.