European Mobility Week
A Cycle powered cinema, a commuter challenge, free “Dr Bike”
checks and bicycle security marking will all be taking place to
mark European Mobility Week 2012.
The campaign runs from the 16th to the 22nd of September and
aims to encourage more people to cycle, walk or use public
transport. This year the theme is “Moving in the Right
Bedford Borough Council is committed to encouraging more people
to use sustainable transport in the borough and is pleased to
support European Mobility Week again this year.
The Council’s events to support Mobility Week launch start on
Tuesday 18th September with a “Commuter Challenge” will take place
during the peak morning rush hour. This will see volunteers
travelling from a set location to Bedford Midland Rail Station by
bicycle, motorbike, bus and car. The event will help to demonstrate
that sustainable transport is a viable way of travelling during
Wednesday will see a market stall in the town centre offering
tips and advice on how to travel more sustainably and members of
the NHS will also be in attendance to provide advice on the health
benefits of sustainable travel.
On Thursday there will be a free “Dr Bike” service in the town
centre, offering free repairs, safety checks and advice for all
On Saturday, as part of “In Town Without My Car Day” School of
Us, in association with Bedford Borough Council, will present a
Cycle Powered Cinema in Castle Bailey Gardens (outside The Lane)
which will be free for the general public to attend. The event will
involve member of the public cycling in order to power a large
cinema screen. The event starts at 8pm.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “European Mobility
Week is an excellent opportunity to highlight the options for
sustainable travel across Bedford Borough.
“As a council, we are committed to reducing our impact on the
environment in a wide range of ways. However, we also want to work
with local residents and help them to do the same.
“There are plenty of options to use sustainable travel in the
borough. We provide more than 75 kilometres of cycle routes and
have recently made it much easier for cyclists to cross the town
centre with the works to Dame Alice Street. We are also working
with bus operators to continue to improve the bus services in urban
and rural parts of the borough.”
“I hope many people will get involved with European Mobility
Week and see the range of options available across the
information on the Cycle Powered Cinema