£2m sustainable transport project update to go before councillors

£2m sustainable transport project update to go before councillors

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James Preston

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£2m sustainable transport project update to go before councillors

An update on a £2m project to cut carbon emissions and support sustainable transport in the town centre is set to go before councillors tonight.

A report outlining a raft of projects, including cycling initiatives, a station travel plan and schemes to encourage low-carbon vehicles is set to go before a Royal Borough sustainability panel tonight.

It provides an update on schemes being introduced after the borough received a £2m grant from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund last summer.

It includes plans for the council to meet with First Great Western to find a way to improve access and parking at Maidenhead Train Station.

A recent borough survey of nearly 500 passengers found less than half used station car parks, with a quarter parking in nearby streets.

The report also looks at several cycling schemes which are being introduced to the town.

They include Bike It, which has seen charity Sustrans work with schools to organise cycling-themed events and activities, and Sky Ride Local, which saw 20 group bike rides organised between July and September.

A workplace cycle challenge was also introduced in June, pitting companies and departments against each other in friendly competition.

Bicycle parking has also been upgraded in the town.

Other schemes include travel plans for the town's business parks and a Maidenhead to Windsor express bus link.

Two charging points for electric vehicles have also been installed at the Hines Meadow car park on a trial basis.

The meeting is due to take place at Maidenhead Town Hall at 7.30pm.

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