Cash for Cycle Stands!

Cycle-friendly employers are being invited to a share of cash to encourage their staff to cycle to work.

The Travel for Work Partnership (TfW) requests bids for the Second Round of 2007/8 Take a Stand Scheme. The bid window is open until 21 December 2007.

Take A Stand is run by TfW using funds from Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge City Council Sustainable City Grant. It provides co-funding to local employers wishing to improve the lot of cycling commuters by providing modern cycle parking.

Not everyone has such excellent cycle parking at work, as here at the Royal Society of Chemistry, yet this should be the norm.
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Bob Shimmens of the Royal Society of Chemistry based at the Science Park said: “The grant we received last year allowed us to put in some good quality stands and attractive covers in keeping with RSC’s main entrance. More stands were needed urgently as more staff cycle to work than there were spaces available”.

Employers wishing to apply for this year’s second round of the scheme, or find out more about Travel for Work, should contact Lindsey Rushmore, Projects Officer on (01223) 712455 or email info@tfw.org.uk.

Cambridgeshire Travel for Work Partnership is a partnership of eleven local organisations including the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, which was a founding member in 1997. Other partners are Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, the Council for the Protection of Rural England, Government Offices for the East of England, Huntingdonshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and the University of Cambridge.

Lindsey Rushmore