Investing in sustainable modes of transport, like cycling and walking, is extremely important. Not only are there huge benefits for our health, but it is also significantly better for the environment. This is especially true in Aylesbury, where active travel can help reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and support growth.
So I’m pleased that Buckinghamshire Council recently completed the first phase of its £1.4m renovation of the Platinum Way cycle route in Aylesbury. Previously called the Emerald Way, the 5km route was renamed in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and runs from Aylesbury Vale Parkway along Rabans Lane and through Fairford Leys into the town centre. The improvements include new signage along the route, footway widening and shared use cycle way crossing points, as well as a new part of the path that crosses through Somerville Park.
It was good to join Steve Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport at Bucks Council, to see these upgrades first-hand and hear about the Council’s plans to continue investing in sustainable travel to ensure Aylesbury remains an attractive and appealing place to live, work, visit and invest. Buckinghamshire Council Trudy Harrison