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Newsletter

September 2016

 

Bury Local Links - free advice and activities on local active travel options targeted specifically for your organisation and what you can do to get involved

West Suffolk College Jobs Fair

We were pleased to take part in the recent West Suffolk College Jobs Fair. There were around 30 local employers at the event, looking to fill a wide variety of vacancies. We engaged with job seekers and employers who were aware of the need to identify active transport options, especially for people who did not have access to a car. This was for both travelling to new employment or for educational opportunities.

If your organisation would like a free Active Travel Event - contact us
 
   
 
 
 

More from Bury Local Links

 

West Suffolk College Fresher's Fair

 
We are pleased to have attended the West Suffolk College Fresher's Fair. We engaged with over 300 students and staff to promote active travel to the College, whether it be for work for educational purposes.

The active travel options were all very popular with both staff and students, especially the Endeavour Card for the Buses in Bury St Edmunds. Read more

Active Commute to Work Case Study- Andrea Gillies


Andrea cycles or walks to work, and has noticed that a lot of cycle parking in Bury is getting busier.

She adds, "It's so much quicker for me and cheaper. I'm never late due to traffic and it's such a low impact commute that I don't feel tired once I get to work. I feel there is definitely a reduction in stress having not been sat in traffic." Read more

World Car Free Day

22nd September 2016
 
With over one billion road users around the globe, it sometimes feels as though we cannot escape the traffic, congestion and pollution.
One day a year is set aside to try to avoid using the car, and try an active method of travel instead.
Is your organisation getting involved? Tweet us @BuryLocalLinks

National Cycle Challenge


The National Cycle Challenge is a fun, free compeititon to encourage your colleagues to experience first-hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. This year it will run throughout the month of September. There will be lots of fantastic prizes on offer to encourage you and your team. Read more

Cycle Parking in Bury St Edmunds

Take a look at our new cycle parking map for Bury St Edmunds.

The map shows the wide variety of places in Bury St Edmunds where you can park your cycle. This can be downloaded and printed off here.

The map also provides a photo of the cycle storage so that you can find it easily. Read more

Maglia Rosso Case Study

 
Maglia Rosso has taken advantage of the gap in the market in Bury St Edmunds, of not only having their own cycle shop, but having the added extras of a built in café, cycle maintenance and a 1 mile training circuit on the field next door.
 
Formally a derelict pub, Barry Denny (the owner) and his son took over the building two and a half years ago, turning it into a cycle shop. Barry states, "It's a very unique bike shop and country café. People can park up and then cycle outside of Maglia Rosso if they wish. We sell maps of cycle routes also which people can use."

Maglia Rosso are looking to get showers installed using the Travel Plan Grant Scheme. The scheme provides local organisations with up to 50% match funding towards the cost and installation of initatives to support healthier and greener travel. Read more

Cycle to Work Day


According to the census data, 741,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly- this number keeps growing steadily, but with Cycle to Work Day's help we are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket this year and beyond. Read more (cycletoworkday.org)

If your organisation is getting involved in Cycle to Work Day and would like us to get involved- contact us

Bus Timetables Changing in Suffolk


Click the link below to find out brief details of the forthcoming changes to passenger transport services in Suffolk for September  Click here
 
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