Employers invited to take a stand

This article was published in 2004, in Newsletter 55.

The Travel for Work (TfW) Partnership is seeking bids for the 2004 Take a Stand Scheme. Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge City Council finance this matched-funding scheme to help local employers encourage cycle commuting through the provision of modern cycle parking.

Mark Webb, Development Manager at TfW, said: ‘We welcome applications for Take a Stand 2004. In 2003 we handed out £8,800 that helped five local employers provide over 200 new cycle parking spaces. We are encouraging all Cambridgeshire employers who are thinking of providing or improving cycle parking on their sites to apply for some Take a Stand cash in 2004.’

Companies that have benefited in past years include Aperio Limited, Arbury Road Veterinary Practice, Marshall Aerospace, St John’s Innovation Centre and the charity Traffic International.

Bids must be in by 30 September 2004. To take part, or to find out more about Travel for Work, contact Lindsey Rushmore, Projects Officer, on (01223) 712455 or email Lindsey.rushmore@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

Cambridgeshire Travel for Work Partnership is a partnership of ten local organisations: Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge City Council, Cambridge City Primary Care Trust, Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Cambridgeshire County Council, the Council for the Protection of Rural England, Government Offices for the East of England, South Cambridgeshire District Council and the University of Cambridge.