Transport planner - cycling in Kent
Kent County Council (KCC) are looking for a transport planner to develop cycling plans in the county and be KCC’s expert point of contact for communicating with cycling forums and borough councils to progress infrastructure plans for cycling.
If you think you can make a difference for cyclists by working for KCC, you can find out more about this job from https://kenthrbc.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/transport-planner-cycling-1080.
Closing date for applications is 15 August.
Integrated transport hub for Canterbury
There’s still time to stop the multi-storey car park in Station Road West.
You have until the end of August to sign a petition online calling for the council to abandon its plans and you can also write to your local councillor.
The Canterbury Society together with Canterbury Clean Air, CPRE, the Lib Dems, numerous residents’ groups and concerned individuals who are worried about the poor air quality and future of Canterbury have produced an alternative plan for the station and the area surrounding it.
The plan is for an integrated transport hub which doesn’t favour cars over other forms of transport but benefits everyone – cyclists, pedestrians and car, bus and taxi users. It will access the station from both sides of the railway line. Ramsgate is considered a good example with facilities for buses, taxis, cyclists as well as car parking and safe pedestrian access.
More information on this proposed hub can be found on the Canterbury Lib-Dems website.
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Rides and events
Sunday 5 August, An Ashford meander
Meet Ashford domestic station 10.30 am.
A meander around the villages to the west of Ashford. Suitable for all bikes with no major hills and a lunch stop en route. Ride leader: Chris Beswick
Canterbury Park and pedal scheme
Canterbury City Council’s new ‘park and pedal’ scheme was launched at Wincheap park and ride today on Tuesday 26 June. Park and pedal offers free parking for people who then cycle into the city rather than take the bus.
A new 28-space cycle parking compound, which can only be accessed via a key card and is available 24/7, has been built to provide secure storage for bikes. Maintenance equipment is also available.
More information from https://news.canterbury.gov.uk/park-for-free-and-get-on-your-bike/