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This year, 2020, is CCNB's 28th anniversary of campaigning for cycling improvements and promoting cycling in Bedford Borough. Last year for the first time in 13 years saw a drop in residents cycling to the railway station and town centre. With 'Climate Change' and 'Air Pollution', two of world's crises of our time and 41% (2018 figure) of the total emissions in Bedford Borough coming from transport, it is important more residents URGENTLY consider using a cycle as an alternative to a motor vehicle to travel short distances in 2020.
With the declaration of the coronavirus Covid-19 as a global pandemic in early 2020 and the UK lockdown on 23 March 2020 cycling has increased for journeys to work and exercise resulting in significantly cleaner air. The easing of the lockdown since May/June has seen traffic levels and pollution rising again as public transport continues to be shunned in favour of an
increasing number of car journeys. The above statement is now more valid than ever.
Please carry on cycling but stay alert to help prevent a second wave.
Cycling is fun - good for your health - great for your fitness - fastest mode of transport for door to door short journeys - environmentally friendly - saves money on parking and fuel.
It offers mobility for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and creates safer and more pleasant streets.
Bedford together with Kempston has always been a cycling town and today has an extensive cycle network (see map) mostly on a mixture of off-road paths and tracks and quiet residential roads which with the surrounding villages makes up a great cycling experience.
For highway maintenance problems contact
Bedford Unitary Authority Helpdesk - If the pothole is not reported, it will not be filled in.
For the latest information on the local highway look at Highway Information for links to the appropriate sections of the Borough's website.
For a summary of current Borough planning documents relevant to cycling look at Cycling Policies with links to the full documents on the Borough's website.