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
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.