Planet Too volunteers from the University of Northampton’s Students’ Union took part in the official launch of Northampton’s Cycle CoNNect scheme on Tuesday 15 July.
A ceremonial cycle around the town centre followed a ribbon cutting ceremony and a short speech by the Leader of the Borough Council, David Mackintosh.
The scheme is the Northampton equivalent of the Boris Bikes initiative introduced to London in 2010 to encourage people to use a more sustainable mode of transport. There will be nine stations across the town, and membership is free. A full list of rates and plans can be found on their website which is listed below.
A group of students have agreed to have their own version of Cycle CoNNect between Park and Avenue Campus. The idea is funded by a Planet Too Business Loan and it is hoped the scheme will begin in the Autumn term.
For full details on the Cycle CoNNect scheme, visit the website: http://www.cycleconnect.co.uk/Info.aspx