Science Park Employees Get on their Bikes
Workers at Kent Science Park were encouraged to ride their bikes to work last week as part of National Bike Week. Kent County Council joined forces with New Ways 2 Work, a partnership consisting of local authorities, business and travel providers, with the aim of encouraging people to choose carefully the way they travel. Workers were persuaded to ride their bikes to work, cutting congestion and supporting a healthier, active workforce.
Activities on the day included ‘cycle try-outs’ which saw bikes of all different shapes and sizes available to try and free ‘bikefix’ sessions to ensure everybody’s bikes were in full working order. The ‘Megabike’ was a bit hit with Kent Science Park workers, a bike that seats seven people! Spencer Matthews from Cycle Circle said:
“We ended up fixing about 16 bikes. We also had about a dozen rides on the Megabike which is always amusing!”
Kent Science Park is eager to get staff on the site involved and cutting down the amount of people drive their cars in to work. James Speck, Site Director at Kent Science Park, said:
“The day was enjoyed by the staff on Park and has hopefully encouraged a few more people to start riding their bikes to work on a regular basis. At Kent Science Park we want to reduce the number of cars on the roads, which is why we champion initiatives such as this one and Liftshare, encouraging people who use cars to share their journeys.”