Stepping out

The first ground-breaking project at a UK transport hub to utilise kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps has been launched by Pavegen and Central Bedfordshire Council at Leighton Buzzard train station.

Funded by the Department of Transport through the £22.9 million ADEPT SMART places Live Labs Programme, the project benefits aim to reach far beyond Bedfordshire.

Using Leighton Buzzard as an initial platform, the project seeks to encourage other transport hubs to follow suit and go green with pioneering technology like Pavegen.

Leighton Buzzard Train Station now has two Pavegen walkways both made up of its kinetic floor tiles. Pavegen will use those walkways to engage the 1.75 million strong community travelling to and from Leighton Buzzard, bringing messages to life and raising awareness for sustainability and the organisations dedication to it.

Pavegen will be also working alongside Central Bedfordshire Council to demonstrate how digital engagement through the array can help the high street in these challenging times, using the reward scheme, through the supplementary Pavegen App.

Pavegen is a UK based start-up founded by Laurence Kemball-Cook. The technology has been installed over 200 times across 37 different countries, with applications aimed at city development, infrastructure and destinations such as transport hubs, venues and stadiums. Anywhere with high footfall.

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