Central Bedfordshire Council is celebrating the relaunch of the Travel Choices Hub in Dunstable following a successful funding bid to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund.
Central Bedfordshire Council, along with Luton and Bedford Borough Councils, have jointly been awarded over £2.2m over the next three years to support residents to travel sustainably to work, particularly using their local train stations.
The Hub, in Ashton Square, is back to full capacity offering travel advice and support to local communities, the Travel Choices Hub team will also be out meeting residents at local railway stations, advising them on their travel options to work, college and school.
The aim of the Travel Choices Hub is to help people think differently about how they travel and provides information to the public on how to do so. Hub staff can help residents plan a cycle-friendly route to work, or loan out a bike. The Hub provides a cycle confidence course, for free, to support new cyclists who need some guidance and it also offers bike security marking and gives a wide range of up-to-date local and national public transport information.
To celebrate the relaunch, the Hub will be hosting an event on Thursday, December 8, with the help of Sustrans, the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, who will also be celebrating 40 years.
Councillor Ian Dalgarno said: “We hope that by relaunching the Hub, more local residents and businesses will be aware of the Hub and take advantage of the services it offers.
“Through the Hub we can help to encourage more people to travel sustainably, both now and in the future.”