Better by… Sustainable transport campaign launched

Transport for Slough is transforming the way we travel in the borough with its Better by… campaign. The scheme is set to enable and encourage workplaces, schools and the wider community to use environmentally-friendly forms of travel, including public transport, cycling and walking routes.

The initiative will additionally help boost the local economy by enhancing access to jobs, skills, training and education and improve the health and wellbeing of Slough residents.

 

The campaign builds on the legacy of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), which improved Slough’s connectivity and network efficiency, and therefore travel choices for 25,000 employees and 15,000 pupils.

 

As part of the campaign will be running various community engagement events – so please look out for the below

  • one-to-one cycle training and scooter training for children and adults across the borough
  • group cycle rides on leisure and commuter routes around the borough
  • bike surgeries – free bicycle checks, minor repairs and maintenance advice for members of the public, schools and employees
  • journey planning for jobseekers, youths seeking education and training opportunities for employees and residents
  • cycling and walking competitions and competitive events
  • travel planning advice for schools and businesses
  • targeted road safety awareness and advice
  • promoting mode-shift to car sharing, passenger transport and cycling and walking
  • advising businesses on implementing cycle to work schemes and achieving travel plan targets
  • providing matched funding to businesses to implement sustainable transport facilities such as cycle parking, shower facilities and more
  • access to and promotion of the Cycle Hire Slough and Cycle Hub Slough schemes
  • production and distribution of information on our activities, infrastructure, routes and events
  • wayfinding totems to advise members of the public and highlight key attractions in Slough.

 

Councillor Martin Carter, cabinet member for planning and transport, said:

“I am very excited for Better by…’s many and varied schemes taking place in the borough. From the cycling programmes to the journey planning and travel advice, Better by… will be all about providing a range of sustainable travel options, while helping people to get out and enjoy the outdoors, as well as improve their fitness.

 

There are opportunities for everyone to get involved and learn about how sustainable travel can improve your health, reduce your commuting time, save you money and benefit the environment.”

 

Upcoming events:

 

Basic Cycle Skills for Adults

Salt Hill Park, GD Tennis, Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3SR

17 April, 15 May, 12 June:    5:30 – 7:30pm

28 April, 26 May, 23 June:    9:00 – 11:00am

£5

 

Advanced Cycle Skills for Adults

Salt Hill Park, GD Tennis, Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3SR

17 April, 15 May, 12 June:     5:30 – 7:30pm

£5

 

Cycle Maintenance Training for Adults

Cycle Experience, 384 Sykes Road, Slough, SL1 4SP

10 April, 5 June:                     5:30 – 7:30pm

£5

 

Urban Cycle Skills for Adults

Salt Hill Park, GD Tennis, Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3SR

17 April, 15 May, 12 June:      5:30 – 7:30pm

28 April, 26 May, 23 June:      9:00 – 11:00am

£5

Free bike surgeries for Slough Trading Estate staff / discount card holders

Event Plaza, 252 Bath Road, Slough SL1 4EE

2 May, 4 July, 5 September, 7 November:  12:00 – 2:00pm

 

Free bike surgeries for Slough Trading Estate staff / discount card holders

Slough Aspire, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough SL1 4TU

4 April, 6 June, 1 August, 3 October:                          4:00 – 6:00pm

5 December:                                                               5:00 – 6:00pm

 

 

 

 

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