Get Down To Town

Introduction to 'Get Down to Town Kettering'

'Get Down To Town' is all about improving travel choices for people coming to our local town centre in Kettering. As a result this will help to reduce travel costs, provide healthier, greener travel opportunities and make it easier for those without a car to get to and from town.


Quick View - What's On?

We have a whole host of events and activities taking place both in the town centre and as part of our outreach work to enable and encourage more people to travel to the town centre in greener ways. See the list of forthcoming planned events and activities:

Scootfit- Fun scooter sessions

Kettering Market Place, Saturday 27 January, 11am-4pm

Kettering Active Travel Hub

Kettering Community Cycle Club


Scout and Cub Sessions

Beavers and Rainbows

Primary Schools


Tresham College

Hanwood Park

Kettering Christmas Markets

Brightwayz held a stall at two of the Kettering Christmas markets - to provide information on active travel activities and free maps too.

If you travelled to the Christmas market by bike, walking, scooting, mobility scooter, bus or train you could claim a free travel-related gift. Gifts included Get Down To Town shopper bags, cycle seat covers, reflectors and more. 


A Community Approach to Green Travel for All

The project is not just about what WE are doing but about what others in the community are doing already or would like to do to promote sustainable travel options and maybe need our help to do that. We are here to support and promote any green travel initiative which impacts Kettering town centre in some way - from Blue Badge walks, mobility scooter social rides, station adopter actions to draw people to our rail travel, community bus services, skateboard lessons, scooter discos, cycle training and much much more.

Let us know if you are local and would like your active or green travel initiative or events featured here.

First Ever Modeshift STARS Town Centre

A unique aspect of this project is that it is the first ever town centre in the UK to be working as a community towards achieving the DfT-backed Modeshift STARS awards (Sustainable Travel Accredited and Recognised). Thousands of schools, businesses, hospitals and developer sites have already acheived this prestigious recognition of efforts towards greener travel.... but never a town centre. We are working closely with Modeshift to use Kettering as a pilot and become the flagship example for other town centres to follow.