A new scheme supported by both c2c and Southend Council aims to help commuters learn to travel in a more environmentally friendly way. As part of the project, the Comfy Saddle will be opened on December 14th at the Southend Central railway station. The c2c company hopes to use the new scheme to help make it easier to find a bus route instead of taking their car to complete their journey. They also provide bikes as an option for travelling.
Visitors to the Comfy Saddle will be able to get their bikes serviced, purchase re-conditioned bikes, and buy accessories and equipment. Southend councillor Tony Cox, who is responsible for transport, stated that the new Comfy Saddle is aimed at helping cyclists both existing and new to the sport. They also are a great place to get advice on some sustainable travel forms such as trains, walking, and buses.
Julian Drury, the c2c Managing Director added on that they are happy to have the Saddle at the railway station and they are sure that it is going to be popular with visitors. Drury added that c2c it is important to take a full community role and the fact that they can use the premises rent-free show ho great their contribution to the community is.