New website launched to encourage sustainable travel across Milton Keynes

A new travel website has been launched to help encourage sustainable and greener travel across Milton Keynes.

The Get Around MK website is part of Milton Keynes Council’s wider £500,000 investment in sustainable transport following the huge uptake in cycling, walking and scooting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for Milton Keynes Council explained: "Get Around MK will be the one-stop shop for all travel options in Milton Keynes. Visitors can take advantage of a host of interactive options, including a bus journey tracker and online map to find a nearest rental bike. Get Around MK will also promote and signpost local recreational activities and groups.

"The goal is to make it as easy as possible for local people to find a greener transport option that’s right for them."

Cllr Jenny Wilson-Marklew, Cabinet Member for Climate and Sustainability at MK Council, added: “Cycling and walking levels in some areas of MK were 58% higher in May 2020 compared to May 2019. We want to maintain the momentum created in sustainable travel beyond the pandemic and make greener and cleaner transport part of everyday life in MK.”

The site can be found at www.getaroundmk.org.uk. You can also follow @GetAroundMK on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.