Proposals for Station Square Milton Keynes

Station Square

Courtesy of James Smith information Bureau

MK Council have finally released their proposals for the redevelopment of Station Square in Central Milton Keynes.

Anyone that has had the misfortune to travel over the current road surface of pot holes and loose brickwork will know it’s been a long time coming.

There are two options that the Council have whittled their ideas down to, Which there is an image of each below.

Option 1

StationPlan1

Key points:

* Plant trees to extend boulevard effect
* Uses proportions of CMK grid
* Reduces pedestrian/vehicular conflict
* Clear views and routes to underpass
* Transport located to sides of square

Option 2

StationPlan2

* Plant trees to extend boulevard effect
* Less focus on proportions of CMK grid
* Reduces pedestrian / vehicular conflict
* Clear views / routes to underpass
* Less land given over to transport purposes than option 1
* Reduced size of land used by current transport layout
* Allows for two large grass areas

Steve Dancer

As some of you will know Steve has now left Arriva, Steve was just one the nice  people who made working for Arriva a pleasure..He will be missed

 

Steve has left a message so feel free to leave your comments and best wishes , i am sure he will get a lot of pleasure from them

 

Steve’s message

As you all must know by now my final day working for Arriva was Friday 27th. I will miss you all and all the banter in the mornings.I wont be far away only up the road at Swanrider. Once again i will miss you all. by for now. Steve.

Aylesbury Bicester Road Primary Public Transport Corridor

Aylesbury Bicester Road Primary Public Transport Corridor

Courtesy of Bucks CC website

The Bicester Road is an important element of our Aylesbury Transport Strategy  . The main objective of the scheme is to provide facilities that enable buses to travel more freely along the A41, thus reducing journey times and improving journey time reliability. Improved bus journey times will support the new park and ride service at Aylesbury Vale Parkway, existing inter urban and village services into Aylesbury and the high frequency services serving the Berryfields Major Development Area and western Aylesbury. Furthermore, the scheme will also deliver great improvements to facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.

Together these improvements will encourage greater use of public transport, cycling and walking, reducing dependence on the car and supporting our programme of smarter travel choices across the town.

In November 2008 the council submitted a full business case to the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport, to support a bid of just over £5 million from the Community Infrastructure Fund.  Please click on the attachments below to view the business case in full. The business cases were submitted in 3 volumes:

  • Volume 1: Project Summary Information
  • Volume 2: Project Appraisal Data
  • Volume 3: Supporting Evidence

The Council expects to learn around February/March 2009 if its bid has been successful

More information can be found here Click here