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AstBUG Update - December 2009

If you’ve got any questions or comments about anything in this newsletter, or cycling and transport in general, please get in touch with the Environment and Sustainability Team.

On Your Bike - promoting cycling

  • The “On Your Bike” events, organised by AstBUG and the Environment and Sustainability Team, have continued to be very popular with staff and students.

  • Cycle Chain have been back on site selling cheap second hand bikes, during Freshers Week and again in November. In total, they have sold around another 20 bikes.

  • AstBUG has continued to sign up more members, with a membership list now reaching over 150.

  • More events are lined up, with the next one due to be held towards the end of January for the benefit of all new students arriving for the second term.

On Your Bike event
On Your Bike event
On Your Bike event
On Your Bike event

Cycle Shelters

The installation of the new cycle shelters has been completed and there are now facilities available in seven locations:

  • South Wing

  • North Wing (car park 3)

  • ABS

  • Student Guild

  • Guild bridge

  • Dalton Tower

  • Library / Vision Sciences

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Cycle Shelters
Student Guild Cycle Shelter

All the shelters are being well used, and we are monitoring usage so that we can ensure that there are sufficient spaces for all our users. 

Update on initiatives 

  • Changing facilities: To make life easier for individuals cycling to and from the campus, plans for new changing, showering, drying and storage facilities are being drawn up. Due to other project work this has been slightly delayed but it is hoped that work will start in the New Year.

  • The Aston Sustainable Transport map proved very popular so we are in the process of improving and reprinting these so that they will be available for staff and students in the New Year. The map shows the location of all the completed cycle shelters as well as cycle routes on and around campus. The new version also shows recycling facilities available on campus.

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