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12 May, 2016 - 11:10 By Kate Sweeney

Green travel hub launching at Cambourne Business Park

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Cambourne Business Park is launching a novel CleanTech venture for people working at the park and visitors.

A ‘green’ travel hub will open on May 20, offering services and equipment to make life easier for eco-friendly commuters.

All employees and visitors to the park arriving by foot, bicycle, electric car, or public transport, are being invited to use the facilities that are centred on the marketing office building.

There will be a fully-equipped cycle repair station, with a set of essential tools; a fun car-shaped cycle rack; a charging point for electric vehicles; plus a useful information board showing cycle routes and local travel information.

The hub will also host travel events to support green commuters and visitors – from pop-up cafés, to breakfasts for car sharers.
Cambourne Business Park has led the way regionally in green initiatives for business parks, tackling its combined carbon footprint with energy-saving buildings and funding for green travel initiatives since the inception of the park in 2001.

Lesley Scobell, marketing manager and ‘green’ travel lead, said: “We have a proud history of funding green travel and supporting early adopters. The results of our annual travel to work survey demonstrate that we have made significant impact – increasing levels of walking to work and commuting by bike by more than 300 per cent over eleven years.

“This green travel hub is the start of a very welcome next phase and further evidence of our eco-friendly travel credentials.”
The hub is being developed through a partnership between Cambourne Business Park, Cambridgeshire County Council and Travel for Cambridgeshire. 
Funding has been secured from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which enables the delivery of sustainable transport solutions that support economic growth while reducing carbon.
 

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