Do you have trouble finding a space to park your bike at the station? If you live in Cambridge you may find the parking options a little limited, but not for much longer.
Cambridge News went for a pre-opening look at CyclePoint, the new cycle parking area at the city’s train station that will have space for 2,900 bicycles at any one time.
Geraint Hughes, Partnerships Manager for train operator Abellio Greater Anglia, explained the new scheme and how it is expected to be the biggest of its kind in the UK when it opens on Monday February 15.
The facility is similar to those seen at train stations in the Netherlands, where cycle parking is in high demand. Cambridge is known as a leader when it comes to everyday cycling, and this is being recognised with this type of infrastructure.
CyclePoint’s racking is provided over three floors and will include a bike shop and facilities for people with limited mobility.
Many of the stands are the Contiental two-tier style which are more space efficient but equally as secure as other racking.
The whole building is covered by a network of CCTV cameras for added security during the area’s 24-hours a day, seven days a week opening and use of the facility is free for all.