Milton Keynes Council has launched a new smartphone app to help people make green choices in choosing transport options for the area.
Named Get Around MK, it has been developed by smart ticketing and payment specialist Unicard under contract with transport management solutions provider Euclid for the council.
It has been designed to help people find a greener mode of transport that is right their journey and involves a range of interactive features including a live map of roads and traffic-free ‘redways’, a locator for the nearest bus stop and details of bike hire locations and electric vehicle charging points.
The app has been developed after the council recently launched its Get Around MK website and is part of a wider £500,000 investment in sustainable transport following the rise in cycling, walking and scooting during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cycling and walking levels increased by more than 50% between May 2019 and May 2020 in parts of Milton Keynes.
Councillor Jenny Wilson-Marklew (pictured), cabinet member for climate and sustainability, said: “Milton Keynes is at the forefront of new technologies in transport, innovation and communication. Our Get Around MK mobile app and website are all part of our commitment to making cleaner and greener transport part of everyday life in Milton Keynes.”
The app is now available for free on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Image from Milton Keynes Council