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Green Transport Week Success, Jim Chisholm talk, Busway lighting project, BUG meeting, Milton Road underpass, discounts, lunchtime walks/run, Catch the Bus Week.
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Great Green Transport Week!


Thank you to everyone who came along to the TP+ Green Transport Week events on the 15th and 19th June. It was great to meet employees based on the Science Park and Business Park, we hope you enjoyed the free bike powered smoothies and the Brompton and Inner Tube Challenge. 

Also congratulations to the prize winners Lee Charters (GHX UK Ltd), Patricia Kurl (CRC), Daniel Lowe (Next Move), David Webster (BBC), David Weir (CSR) and Jialin Dou (CSR).
 

Talk on the Chisholm Trail by Pioneer Jim Chisholm


"The Chisholm Trail", is a quality cycling and walking route connecting Addenbrooke’s in the south to the science and business parks in the north via Cambridge railway station as part of the City Deal project. The proposed route will provide a direct cycling and walking connection between numerous employment, retail and residential areas, and two major transport hubs upon completion of the new station adjacent to the business park.
 
Will the Chisholm trail keep you healthy, save you money, and enable you to stay in bed longer each morning?
 
Well, come along and find out from the pioneer Jim Chisolm who will be giving a 30 minutes talk to businesses in the TP+ area on Monday 13th July just before documents become public. Prior to the public consultation, the Chisolm Trail will go to the City Deal Assembly on Wednesday 15th July and the City Deal Board in August.
 
Jim plans to give a bit of history, describe the route, with possibilities and problems, show how it would enable many more people to be within a pleasant cycling distance of work, and give better leisure access to our wonderful open space. Jim plans to do a little bit of transport economics to show how this is good, even for those who continue to drive. Jim will also describe the process to approval and how people can help to ensure it actually happens in the next three years. Followed by 20 minutes questions and answer sessions.
 
Talk will be held on Monday 13th July at Unit 23 Cambridge Science Park, Innovation Centre, Milton Road from 12:30 to 13:30. If you would like to attend, please email us on info@travelplanplus.org.uk by Monday 6th July no later than 5pm for the purpose of numbers and space available to accommodate all on the day.

Busway Lighting Project


Balfour Beatty Living Places has now been appointed as the contractor for the Busway Lighting Project. The street lamps will be installed along unlit sections of the foot and cycleway alongside the Busway in Cambridge.

The lamps are being installed:
  • between Cambridge railway station and Trumpington Park & Ride (excluding the link to Addenbrooke’s);
  • between Milton Road and the A14 underpass;
  • from the Milton Road junction to Cambridge Science Park Station; and
  • along the new pedestrian and cycle access adjacent to the Nuffield Road allotment are being installed now.
The existing lighting at the Milton Road junction with the busway will also be improved.

There will be a total of 68 lamps between Cambridge station and Trumpington P&R and 39 lamps on the northern section. Installation of lighting along the routes mentioned above will further encourage the use of these pedestrian and cycle links, improve visibility of other pedestrians, cyclists and hazards, and generally encourage more people to walk and cycle in and around Cambridge.

Works are planned to start later this month and be completed by the end of August 2015. However, should there be any unexpected, difficult ground conditions or very wet weather, the installation of the lamps might extend into September.

TP+ Bicycle User Group Meeting


What is a Bicycle User Group?
A Bicycle User Group also known as BUG is a workplace forum for cyclists of all levels (new cyclists, rusty riders or advance riders) that supports and encourages cycling.
 
By being part of the TP+BUG you will:
  • create a place to discuss all cycling related issues on a regular basis;
  • create a place to promote cycling events at the TP+ area; and
  • make your workplace more cycle-friendly by supporting you and your colleagues in cycling to work.
Come along to our first lunch time TP+BUG meeting for the year on Tuesday 14th July at Unit 23 Cambridge Science Park, Innovation Centre, Milton Road from 12:30 to 13:30 and get connected with other TP+ BUG.

Please email us at info@travelplanplus.org.uk if you would like to attend. It is intended that this meeting will be in the format of an open discussion but if you have any topics you would like to discuss please email us in advance of the meeting.

We look forward to meeting you.

 Milton Road Underpass


TP+ has been informed by Cambridgeshire County Council that the transport link works on Milton Road have been completed, that traffic arrangements are back to normal and the underpass has been re-opened.

Electric Pool Bikes


Don't forget that all employees based in the TP+ Area can use the TP+ electric pool bike. There is no cost to use the bikes that are based at the Cambridge Science Park Innovation Centre. Simply join and then contact TP+ to borrow a bike. 

See here for more information

Train and cycle shop discounts


Did you know that as an employee based in the TP+ area you can take advantage of a number of sustainable transport discounts provided by our sister project Travel for Cambridgeshire?

Discounts include 10% of rail season tickets, discounts at a number of cycle shops in the County and discount at Cambridge running shop Up and Running. 

For more information see here

Fancy a lunchtime walk or run?


During Tuesday lunchtimes in the months of July and August TP+ staff Prajina and Steven will be putting on their trainers and heading out for a lunchtime run (with Steven) and walk (with Prajina). If , you would like to join us, simply meet outside TP+ at the Cambridge Science Park, Innovation Centre on Tuesdays starting from Tuesday 7th July at 12:30 sharp. Should the walk or run be cancelled due to heavy rain, we'll notify via Twitter.

Catch the Bus Week


29 June  - 5 July is National Catch the Bus Week. As well as being less stressful to commute by bus than it is by car, you could also use the opportunity to catch up with a book, listen to some music or even combine with walking to get some fresh air and exercise.

To encourage TP+ commuters to try out their commute by bus we are giving away 3 free dayrider tickets to the first 3 people to email us at info@travelplanplus.org.uk

TP+ Commuter Centre Opening Times


The Travel Plan Plus Commuter Centre is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am - 4.30pm and on Wednesday by appointment only. 
 

Upcoming Events

 
  • Catch the bus week - 29 June - 5 July
  • 13th July Jim Chisholm talk at CSP Innovation Centre
  • 14th July TP+ BUG at CSP Innovation Centre
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