The new Beaconsfield cycle network has won two of seven runner-up Modeshift National Sustainable Travel Awards at the national sustainable travel conference held in Birmingham on Friday 7th November 2014.
The awards recognised the scheme’s significant contribution to sustainable travel and the scheme’s community-led approach to cycling.
Inaugurated on Saturday 8th November 2014 by Buckinghamshire County Council Leader Martin Tett, the new Beaconsfield cycle network has also received national praise for supporting sustainable travel. It has also been held up nationally as a good community partnership project.
The County Council worked with Beaconsfield Cycle Paths Action Group, Sustrans, and Chiltern Railways, to develop the scheme for new cycle parking, cycle lanes, signs, traffic calming, raised pedestrian crossings, and a mini roundabout to make it easier for commuters to cycle to the station and safer for local walkers, cyclists and motorists.
Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: ‘What a great moment for a great partnership! Everyone has worked hard to create a cycle network that serves the residents of Beaconsfield well, and I applaud them.‘
The County Council secured around £500,000 for the scheme.