Technology

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… 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… Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 28th February 2022 Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update Coming soon near you! New Connected Kerb electric vehicle charging points are being installed in the areas of Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Bletchley and Olney. In parallel, the Traffic… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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… 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… National Work Life Week 25th February 2019 National Work Life Week National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Working Families help employers show their employees,… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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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