Kentcarshare roadside notices and bus back adverts will be unveiled on the launch day, 4 October. Drivers can see these in key areas experiencing congestion, including town centres in Maidstone, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells as well as Aylesford Business Park.
The 75 roadside signs mounted on existing lamp columns will be used to promote the new kentcarshare scheme. The signs will be in groups of three along 25 arterial routes going in to and out of the four key town centres.
Kentcarshare bus back adverts will be on 224 Arriva, Stagecoach and Nu Venture buses across Kent from 4 October to the end of November. The adverts will be on buses in the same key areas as the roadsigns.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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Kent County Council launched this scheme to its staff on 20 September and there are 14 other organisations that were part of a previous private scheme already signed up. Partners include 8 other local authorities, BAE Systems, Jacobs Babtie, University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trusts.
Bus back adverts can be seen on Stagecoach South buses around Canterbury in 35 areas, Arriva Buses around Maidstone across 44 areas and Arriva and Nu Venture buses around Tunbridge Wells across 38 areas.
Roadside signs will be located along 25 arterial routes:
Maidstone - A20 Allington, A229 Sandling, A20 Ashford Road, A246 Sittingbourne Road, A274 Sutton Road, A229 Loose Road, A26 Tonbridge Road- Barming, A26 Tonbridge Road - Wateringbury.
Aylesford Industrial Estate - A20 Ditton, Forstal Road
Canterbury - A2050 Harbledown, A290 Whitstable Road, St Stephen's Hill, St Stephen's Road, Sturry Road, Littlebourne Road, New Dover Road, Old Dover Road, Wincheap.
Tunbridge Wells - A26 London Road, A264 Pembury Road, A267 Frant Road, A26 Eridge Road, A264 Langton Road.
The signs have been made by Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) based in Aylesford who have worked on a number of previous signs for KCC. Operating as a commercial organisation, RBLI was originally set up as an independent charity to provide housing and employment for disabled and ex-Service personnel. The signs use the latest advances in reflective materials, making them more durable and reflective. A special film protects against the damage caused by graffiti and further increases the lifespan of the signs.
Photo attached of Graham Gibbens, KCC Lead Member for Environment and Transport and Chairman of the Highways Advisory Board carsharing with his colleagues in the Toyota Prius hybrid electric KCC pool car.
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