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Milton Keynes Council leases first e-cargo bike 3rd August 2021 Milton Keynes Council leases first e-cargo bike MK Council leases first e-cargo bike to Olney entrepreneur and start-up Milton Keynes Council has leased its first fully electric e-cargo bike to a female entrepreneur who launched an online… Get Around MK transport app launched 3rd August 2021 Get Around MK transport app launched New transport smartphone app launched for Milton Keynes A new smartphone app has been launched by MK Council to help local people and visitors make quick, clean and green transport… Wheels in motion for more bicycle parking 10th March 2021 Wheels in motion for more bicycle parking Ride It, Lock It, Love It! The new campaign aims to encourage more Milton Keynes residents to cycle to work by providing safer and securer bike storage for local businesses. Community Charging Hub and Car Club 8th March 2021 Community Charging Hub and Car Club Coming Soon Spring 2021 will see the creation of two new electric vehicle community charging hubs in Milton Keynes. These new hubs are part of the Milton Keynes Go Ultra… Learn Cycling Superpowers 19th October 2020 Learn Cycling Superpowers Don’t miss out on gaining urban cycling skills We ran an Urban Cycling Skills webinar last Tuesday in partnership with Love to Ride, if you missed it first time around… Bus Service Changes 14th October 2020 Bus Service Changes Bus Route 28 The last day of operation of service 28 will be Saturday 24th October. From Sunday 25th October a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service will start operation within… MKC will help kick-start a new e-scooter trial in Milton Keynes 18th August 2020 MKC will help kick-start a new e-scooter trial in Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Council will be trialling e-scooters  in a fast-tracked plan to explore alternatives to short car journeys.  The plans were sped up in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic… E-cargo bikes transform community deliveries 14th August 2020 E-cargo bikes transform community deliveries E-cargo bikes are transforming the way that local food redistribution service, Food Connect, are making deliveries across Milton Keynes. E-cargo bikes: the future of urban deliveries. Trail blaze MK’s cultural routes this summer 21st July 2020 Trail blaze MK’s cultural routes this summer Take on the Grand Tour! With new routines for a lot of people, there’s never been a better time to explore Milton Keynes over the summer months, whether it’s for… Santander Cycles MK Relaunches 5th June 2020 Santander Cycles MK Relaunches Choose cycling for transport and exercise. We are excited to share the news that starting from Monday June 8th 2020, Santander Cycles MK scheme will be… Electric cargo bikes coming to Milton Keynes 4th June 2020 Electric cargo bikes coming to Milton Keynes An efficient, low-cost, clean 21st century last mile solution Milton Keynes Council is introducing 21 eCargo bikes to its vehicle fleet to help make council business travel more sustainable. The… New EV trial is opening up recruitment for domestic V2G 4th June 2020 New EV trial is opening up recruitment for domestic V2G New Electric Nation project allows EV drivers to power your home and support the electricity network… EV drivers invited to trial new charging technologies 12th May 2020 EV drivers invited to trial new charging technologies Electric vehicle drivers in Milton Keynes can now apply to trial domestic smart chargers, vehicle to grid (V2G) chargers and home battery storage. Grab a sidekick and start Liftsharing today 3rd October 2019 Grab a sidekick and start Liftsharing today Super Commuters helping relieve the stress of your commute. Milton Keynes Liftshare scheme is now available.  The scheme has been launched to support commuters with your journey, to help cut… Liftshare Week 2019 30th September 2019 Liftshare Week 2019 Imagine saving 50% on petrol or diesel every time you went to the pumps to fill up By sharing your journeys with a Liftshare partner, you can split the… Bike to School Week rolls through the UK 29th August 2019 Bike to School Week rolls through the UK Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in Bike to School Week During 23 – 27 September, the Get Smarter Travel MK team is inviting schools in… Rise in cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses 30th January 2019 Rise in cycling could prevent 34,000 life-threatening illnesses The NHS will save £319m if cycling doubles in seven UK cities every eight years by 2040, according a new report from Sustrans. The charity calculates that 34,000 life-threatening illnesses… 30th January 2019 Halfords support for Bikeability 2018 – 2021 Halfords – the official cycling retail partner of Bikeability Halfords funding has supported the creation of a Bikeability Participants’ Hub – to encourage family cycling post Bikeability training… 5th January 2019 NICE Prioritise active travel over vehicles Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six deaths and is believed to cost the UK £7.4 billion each year, including £900 million to the NHS. Active travel including pedestrians,… #WinterWheelers 26th November 2018 #WinterWheelers Win for riding with Winter Wheelers! During December there will be daily giveaways of practical winter cycling gear from leading innovative brands Proviz, Beryl, Torch and… International Walk to School Month 3rd October 2018 International Walk to School Month Walk this Way Every October is International Walk to School Month – an opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to… 3rd October 2018 Liftshare Week Liftshare Week 1-7 October 2018 What is Liftshare Week? It takes place every October across the UK and this year it’s taking place across 1st-7th October. Liftshare Week is all… 31st August 2018 Back to School Back to School Resolutions It’s nearly the end of the 6 week Summer holidays and time to head Back to School. Put your best foot forward this year and set… 16th August 2018 Remember, Remember…It’s Cycle September! Are you ready for a challenge? To help unlock the many benefits of the bicycle in Milton Keynes, we have teamed up with Love to Ride to run a fun,… Pedalling Culture launch 19th April 2018 Pedalling Culture launch Pedalling Culture project launches in glorious sunshine at Bletchley Park The new Pedalling Culture project’s launch event saw six bespoke electric cars unveiled for the first time. Commissioned for the… Get on Board for the chance to win an iPhone8 22nd November 2017 Get on Board for the chance to win an iPhone8 “Zwitch” your car for the bus and get rewarded As well as an iPhone 8, there are lots of other fantastic prizes available including cinema tickets, shopping vouchers, MK Dons football… Autonomous PODs 17th October 2017 Autonomous PODs What are they? The pods are fully autonomous which means they don’t need a driver. The pods are four seater vehicles which can also accommodate a wheelchair. They are the first type… Milton Keynes in the UK ‘Top 10 for tech’ 7th August 2017 Milton Keynes in the UK ‘Top 10 for tech’ Milton Keynes has been ranked 8th in the country – equal with Oxford – in the latest UK Tech Innovation index. The index, which is published by the Open Data… Traffic sensors 6th August 2017 Traffic sensors What’s happening? You may have noticed that a number of white V shaped boxes are being placed on lamp columns around MK. These boxes are sensors which collect data about traffic flow… New EV Experience Centre opens in MK 23rd July 2017 New EV Experience Centre opens in MK The UK’s first ever EV Experience Centre opened it’s doors to the public on Saturday 22 July 2017. The centre has been funded from a portion of the £9m grant… Huawei signs MOU with Milton Keynes Council to further Smart City innovation 20th July 2017 Huawei signs MOU with Milton Keynes Council to further Smart City innovation Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solution provider, today (20 July) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Milton Keynes Council to design and build innovative ICT concepts for… Skyline charges ahead with electric taxis plan 17th July 2017 Skyline charges ahead with electric taxis plan Skyline Taxis, a taxi firm with bases in Milton Keynes and Northampton, has invested in a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) that are now in operation across MK. The growing… Driverless cars – what do you think? 17th October 2016 Driverless cars – what do you think? Members of the public are being asked for their opinions on self-driving vehicles. Following the launch of the driverless Pod trials in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 11 October, members of… 25th July 2016 More electric buses destined for Milton Keynes Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP announced today (25 July 2016) that Milton Keynes Council has been awarded £1.75m after a successful bid to bring 11 new electric buses to the… Get to Work cycle project 14th May 2016 Get to Work cycle project Get to Work cycle scheme provides the unemployed with subsidised annual subscriptions to the Santander Cycles MK bike hire plus other cycling related training opportunities The Get to Work scheme will run… 25th January 2016 Milton Keynes receives £9m funding to slash vehicle emissions Milton Keynes is to receive £9m funding to further its pioneering work in developing modern vehicles to tackle harmful emissions, reduce the carbon footprint, and make it one of the… 26th October 2015 Self-driving pods nominated for prestigious award Milton Keynes’ self-driving pods project has been included on the shortlist for this year’s SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) Automotive Award for Innovation. The LUTZ Pathfinder project will… MK:Smart – A Smart City Collaboration 24th September 2015 MK:Smart – A Smart City Collaboration Great article by Chris Bruce, Director BT Global Services describing Milton Keynes MK:Smart Programme and it’s Internet of Things (IOT) initiatives. Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing… Smart Parking secures Phase II of MK Council SmartPark trial 2nd September 2015 Smart Parking secures Phase II of MK Council SmartPark trial In February 2015, we were proud to announce the launch of Smart Parking’s SmartPark solution in Milton Keynes with the installation of 300 SmartEye sensors in the city’s B4-1 Car… Driverless cars: 4 cities get green light for everyday trials 3rd December 2014 Driverless cars: 4 cities get green light for everyday trials Driverless cars: how would they fit into everyday life? 4 cities in the UK have been chosen to find out. Driverless cars will be tested in 4 UK cities to…
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