We are very proud to announce that Marham Park, Countryside’s major new village-style development in Bury St Edmunds, has been recognised for its innovative transport plan with the award of a Modeshift STARS Bronze Accreditation.
This nationally recognised accreditation scheme celebrates businesses and organisations which show excellence in delivering and supporting sustainable forms of travel, and we are excited that Marham Park’s Uber-style bus service, The Marham Park Flyer, has earned us a bronze award.
The bronze accreditation acknowledges Countryside’s commitment and ability to successfully implement measures that encourage residents to seek alternative and greener ways to travel, offered at our Marham Park development with The Marham Park Flyer.
Believed to be the first of its kind in the area, this unique form of transport offers residents an on-demand daily bus service, providing access to a range of destinations within Bury St Edmunds, including the town centre, the railway station, local schools as well as an individual location of choice within the wider area.
The service, which runs via an app that can be downloaded on to a smart mobile phone, allows passengers to book a collection from one of the dedicated bus stops within the development or at drop off points between 6am to 9pm, Mondays to Saturdays. Guaranteeing a collection within 30 minutes, bus service fares start from £1.75 for a child, up to £2.50 for adults.
Martin Leach, Director, Strategic Land and Major Projects, Countryside says: ‘We are enormously pleased that Marham Park has been recognised by Modeshift for its Travel Plan. With sustainability continuing to be at the forefront of housebuilder’s agenda, we are proud to offer a service that not only enhances the lifestyle offering here at Marham Park but also offers residents an affordable and sustainable travel alternative in a very convenient way.’
Perfectly placed on the the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, Marham Park will eventually provide around 1,000 new homes supported by local amenities, along with over 65-acres of parkland and open spaces, all of which are connected by a network of new footpaths and cycle ways.