Waterfront Place Active Travel Hub01/06/18
AN EVENT which brings together eateries and environmentalists to discuss what an active travel hub at Dundee Waterfront could look like is set to take place later this month.
The free event will share ideas and suggestions with café owners, cyclists, walkers and environmental groups about the best way to create and operate the new active travel hub.
It is intended that the hub will provide a prominent location to support the uptake of low carbon and active transport in Dundee and the wider area.
Facilities could include bike hire, cycle parking, bike maintenance, electric vehicle (EV) charge points, an EV car club, community outreach and cafe.
Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, who is one of the speakers at the event said: “No one has a monopoly on good ideas and I am really pleased that we can bring together some dedicated and committed business people, volunteers and participants to talk about how best to deliver this important part of the waterfront development."
Cllr Kevin Cordell who speaks for the council on cycling added; “Cycling infrastructure is not just about decent routes or well surfaced tracks, it’s also about being able to meet fellow cyclists and when needed know there is somewhere to get your bike repaired, or simply to have a cold drink and a rest!
“The active travel hub is intended to provide that and a whole load more.”
Planned for the new Waterfront Place next to the V&A Dundee and with views across the Tay it is intended that the hub will attract active and low carbon visitors from near and far.
For the chance to hear more about the project, and find out how your organisation could get involved, register to attend the June 28 event at Shore Terrace at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introducing-dundees-waterfront-place-active-travel-hub-tickets-46106135693
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