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Travel Plans to Encourage Commuters to Leave the Car at Home

Bedford ‘Stations Travel Plan’ is set to be launched on the morning of Tuesday 15th March at Bedford Midland Station at 9.30am.

 

The Stations Travel Plan aims to transform the Bedford Midland and St Johns stations into effective sustainable transport hubs.  The plan, which has been developed by the Bedford Stations Travel Plan Steering Group, will achieve its aims by improving infrastructure and transport services in the area of the train stations.

 

The plan will encourage train users to use more sustainable modes of transport to and from the stations such as busses and cycling. This will result in fewer people using their cars which will ease congestion, reduce carbon monoxide emissions and improve air quality.

 

Many improvements are already underway such as better signage at St Johns Station and the Woburn Road contra flow cycle scheme.

 

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said:  “The stations travel plan will help to co-ordinate sustainable travel options to and from Bedford’s train stations. We have worked with station users to take measures which support them to use sustainable methods of transport, easing congestion in and around the town and helping to protect the local environment.”

 

As part of the launch, a detailed passenger survey will be undertaken on the morning of the 15th March 2011 between 6am and 11am and again on Thursday 17th March 2011 between 4pm and 8pm in order to collect the views from the passengers using both stations.

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