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Adult / Family Bikeability Level 2 Cycle Training 20th April 2024 Adult / Family Bikeability Level 2 Cycle Training Cycle training to develop riders’ skills, confidence and enjoyment! Our adult and family cycle training is a great way for you to refresh or learn new cycle skills and improve… 25th September 2023 Get Back on Board Get Back on Board Buses in Milton Keynes  Milton Keynes City Council is campaigning to save seven bus routes after operators said they would have no option but to reduce… Electric vehicle transport survey goes live! 12th September 2023 Electric vehicle transport survey goes live! Milton Keynes City Council is running a survey on Commonplace and are looking for help to shape the future Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy! Although the term is often mostly… Boost your BetterPoints with the bus 6th September 2023 Boost your BetterPoints with the bus Swap car journeys for the bus and earn more! (BetterPoints scheme now closed) Milton Keynes has a vast network of buses to get you from A to B. More information… Milton Keynes Magical Mystery Tour 18th July 2023 Milton Keynes Magical Mystery Tour A year in the life of Milton Keynes City Inspired by his love of discovering Milton Keynes by bicycle Thomas Gray and Grid Arts have created a short film that… Get Around Rewards 17th March 2023 Get Around Rewards Can you make changes to the way you Get Around MK? (BetterPoints scheme now closed) The Get Around rewards challenge ends on 31 October 2023, but you can redeem your… Top Tips for cycling in awesome Autumn! 30th September 2022 Top Tips for cycling in awesome Autumn! After the hazy days of Summer, the mornings may be darker, the weather may be cooler and the rain maybe falling, but there are lots of reasons to continue cycling… National Cycle to Work Day 3rd August 2022 National Cycle to Work Day Have you ever thought about riding your bike to work? Cycle Scheme run the UK’s biggest celebration of cycle commuting is back on Thursday 1st August 2024! Whether you’ve never… Hundreds of residential electric vehicle charging points to be installed in Milton Keynes 8th February 2022 Hundreds of residential electric vehicle charging points to be installed in Milton Keynes Work starts this month to install electric vehicle charging points on streets in older residential areas of Milton Keynes after MK Council secured a £1.1m grant. As part of the… char.gy conducts the very first successful trial of public EV inductive charging 15th December 2021 char.gy conducts the very first successful trial of public EV inductive charging Cable-free residential charging trial adds a second pathway to char.gy’s existing lamp post technology to provide new solutions for urban EV owners lacking off-street parking With 50% of the UK’s… 3rd November 2021 Milton Keynes Car Club Milton Keynes Car Club Milton Keynes is ready to host a car club operated by Enterprise Car Club.  The car club provides vehicles that can be rented… First of Two Milton Keynes Community Charging Hubs Opens 25th October 2021 First of Two Milton Keynes Community Charging Hubs Opens Community Charging Hub Opens MK Council has opened one of two new planned electric car charging community hubs at Saxon Gate in Central Milton Keynes with rapid charging spots. The… 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… Bikeability – Learn to Ride 20th July 2021 Bikeability – Learn to Ride Just an hour of one to one tuition should be enough to put many of you on your way to a world of two-wheeled exploration! Every year around 100 people,… 1st June 2021 Apply for school travel grants School Travel Grants  (We are now closed to new applications) Schools are able to apply for a ‘Travel Grants’ to… National Bike Week 28th May 2021 National Bike Week Get on your bike and join the rest of the country in a celebration of cycling for National Bike Week. Bike Week is delivered by Cycling UK. It is an… 27th May 2021 E-cargo bikes E-cargo bikes are available to lease to businesses in Milton Keynes E-cargo bikes have hit the streets of Milton Keynes as part of a new initiative to reduce congestion… 27th May 2021 Access to bikes No bike?  No problem! Milton Keynes Council are serious about cycling. We want to increase the number of people who ride bikes for work and leisure. The fact that not… 27th May 2021 Cycle training for Schools What can Bikeability do for your school? Cycling is a great way for children to travel to school, get some exercise and start the day fresh faced and motivated. Take… International Walk to School Month 27th May 2021 International Walk to School Month Join thousands of children across the globe celebrating the benefits of walking to school. Pull on your autumn boots and give walking a go this month. A… 12th March 2021 Travel Grants Applications are closed Your workplace can apply for a ‘Sustainable Travel Grant’ to help implement measures that increase travel to your organisation by active and sustainable modes. The grants are… 8th March 2021 Cycle Parking Ride It, Lock It, Love It! (We are now closed to new applications) Milton Keynes Council are offering free cycle parking for businesses. Throughout the pandemic, cycling has been a… Travel Grants for MK Business 1st February 2021 Travel Grants for MK Business Grants available to support Green Recovery at MK workplaces (We are now closed to new applications) Sadly, the Covid-19 crisis has placed unprecedented demands on everyone and has affected all… Cycle parking for your workplace 22nd January 2021 Cycle parking for your workplace Ride your way to becoming a Cycle Friendly Employer (We are now closed to new applications) Throughout the pandemic, cycling has been a favoured mode of travel, helping key workers… 18th January 2021 MK Connect MK Connect Rural Zone pilot On the third anniversary of MK Connect, Milton Keynes City Council’s award-winning on-demand transportation initiative, the city council has announced a pilot scheme to… Let’s make the return to work a green one 10th September 2020 Let’s make the return to work a green one The road to a ‘green’ recovery From this month we see more of Milton Keynes restart –  schools return and with the Furlough scheme to end in October and Government… 10 reasons why an E-cargo bike could be great for your business 1st September 2020 10 reasons why an E-cargo bike could be great for your business E-cargo bikes: the future of urban deliveries With the recent spike in home deliveries putting a strain on our already congested roads, businesses are looking for more convenient and sustainable… 18th August 2020 E-scooter trials Electric scooters in Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Council has wheeled out a trial of E-scooters as part of an innovative national scheme, working with Lime,… #RestartMK – Return to Work 18th June 2020 #RestartMK – Return to Work A flexible and active approach to planning your workforce’s post lockdown commute. Whilst many workplaces have been working remotely during restrictions, now lockdown is slowly being eased, organisations may face… 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… 18th May 2020 March into May Competition March into May! Applications have now closed! We have an exciting competition running for all infant, junior and primary school students in Milton Keynes! What do you have to do… 31st January 2020 Top Up Locations Find your top up location Top up posts are available at The Point and Central Station Milton Keynes. You can also use the Swift app on your smartphone. 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… 29th August 2019 Bus & Rail Stations Milton Keynes Central Station MK Central has a range of public transport facilities including; Bus stops directly outside the station Cycle parking Lime bike hire Toilets on some platforms Taxi… How to enhance your Green Credentials 25th August 2019 How to enhance your Green Credentials Whether you are a small business or a large multi-site company it’s a good idea to create and implement a travel plan for your company. With a limited outlay,… 4th April 2019 About What is ‘Get Around MK’? Get Around MK has been developed by Milton Keynes Council to promote sustainable travel. We help people make smarter choices about how they travel around… Winter Wheelers 25th February 2019 Winter Wheelers An exciting advent calendar cycling initiative from 1-24 December to motivate you to enjoy riding through the winter. Yes it’s darker and colder – but it can also be one… World Car Free Day 25th February 2019 World Car Free Day Every year on 22 September, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to celebrate Car Free Day. Let World Car Free Day be a… European Mobility Week 25th February 2019 European Mobility Week European Mobility Week runs from 16–22 September each year, providing towns and cities with an opportunity to test out sustainable transport alternatives. By encouraging individuals to choose sustainable transport modes such… Cycle September 25th February 2019 Cycle September A fun, free competition to get more people on bikes. Join Love to Ride UK  to get involved and take part in Cycle September – a fun, global… National Walking Month 20th February 2019 National Walking Month Take to your feet this May for National Walking Month. Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve our health and stay connected to our community, helping us feel… World Environment Day 20th February 2019 World Environment Day World Environment Day is a chance to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to you. Take part in one of thousands of events across the globe… Clean Air Day 20th February 2019 Clean Air Day Join Global Action Plan on 20th June and make a pledge to reduce the amount of air pollution you create. There are lots of simple things we can do to… 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 by offering incentives,… 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… 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,… 2nd February 2018 Love to Ride Love to Ride. Be part of the International Cycling Campaign! Using different themes, Love to Ride encourage people to get out on their bikes, whatever the weather and wherever you… 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… 17th October 2017 Cycling with children Cycling needs to be encouraged because it’s green, healthy and fun and it helps children to become independent. However, it is important for young children to learn how to stay… 6th October 2017 Free EV parking Free parking for electric cars in Milton Keynes     Milton Keynes is the easiest place to park for electric car drivers with dedicated… 6th October 2017 Electric vehicles Milton Keynes: The best city for electric cars Milton Keynes is one of the best cities  to drive an electric vehicle with a range of options… 6th October 2017 MK Move The ‘MK Move’ card offers a 1 day, 7 day and 28 day passes and also have a pay as you go purse, so you can load the card with… 14th September 2017 Get Walking Take your first steps to health and happiness Walking is one of the easiest forms of physical exercise – it is good for your health and wellbeing… 14th September 2017 Go electric Using smart technology to enhance sustainable transport Milton Keynes Council is a leading authority in working in partnership with new and innovative sustainable transport initiatives. Electric bus routes, driverless pods… 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…
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