Monday, 13 August 2012

Have Your Say On New Cycle Parking At Cambridge Station


Cambridgeshire County Council and train operator Greater Anglia want to know people's views on newly installed double-height cycle racks at Cambridge Station.

The new racks have now been in use for several weeks and the County and City Councils and train operator are looking for comments on a number of different designs and makes of the two-tier racks to see which are best for future use across the county and in a proposed multi-storey cycle park at Cambridge Station.

To have your say about the new racks, log on to www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cycling.

For a chance to try the racks people can visit Cambridge station or go along to a special event at the station on Sunday, 19 August, from 10am to 3pm, where they will be able to try and compare the different types of rack. Greater Anglia and the Council will keep the stands free for the event so everyone can come and test the racks for themselves.

Councillor Martin Curtis, the County Council's Cycling Champion, said: "The trial of the new cycle racks is part of our ongoing commitment to improving cycling in Cambridgeshire.  The double-height racks make better use of the available space, and allow more cycles to be parked neatly.

"We have been working closely with CB1 developer Brookgate, Cambridge City Council, the train operator Greater Anglia and the Cambridge Cycling Campaign to ensure a good quality cycle park is provided that reflects the needs of users."

Greater Anglia will also use the results to inform the design of future station cycle parking improvements across their rail network. They will also be working with Brookgate and their designers to incorporate the lessons learned into the design of the new Cycle Point facility at the station. Once completed the cycle park will provide around 3,000 new spaces.

Andrew Goodrum, Customer Service Director for Greater Anglia said: "The proposed Cycle Point at Cambridge station will be one of the flagship facilities that emphasises our commitment to cycling. This is just part of a wide consultation exercise on our emerging Cycling Strategy that will be happening over the coming months, helping to meet the expectations of our customers."