Cycle parking doubled for Bromley South station

London Borough of Bromley News Release
19 September 2011
For immediate release
Cycle parking doubled for Bromley South station

Cyclists and commuters are set to benefit from new cycle parking facilities adjacent to Bromley South station.

The additional cycle parking spaces has doubled the capacity for cyclists at the station, from 50 to 100 spaces. While conveniently located for commuters, shoppers and visitors to the centre of Bromley, the secure, sheltered facilities will encourage further cycle travel in the borough. With funding from Southeastern and Transport for London, the new cycle parking was officially opened at the summer’s final Biking Bromley event, which featured a range of cycle related services and information.

“As a council, we try to be supportive of cycling initiatives and will continue to work with others to assist wherever we can within the limitation of tightly squeezed budgets. Those who choose to cycle, find it’s a very convenient way to travel and help us all by reducing congestion and the associated pollution it produces on our roads. If you are fed up getting ripped off at the petrol pumps, every time you fill up yourself, why not consider joining them and giving it a go?” said Councillor Colin Smith, Executive Councillor for Environment.

Nina Peak, Partnership Manager, Southeastern, said “The new cycle parking facilities will provide commuters who want to combine rail travel with pedal power, with a secure place to leave their bikes. We are always keen to improve facilities at our stations and we’re delighted to have the new cycle stands – I’m sure passengers will make good use of them.”

Security of the cycle parking facilities have been enhanced by a single entry / exit point, CCTV and lighting.

The Biking Bromley events support local residents in cycling. The three year project will improve infrastructure, parking and cycle promotions in a bid to encourage greater numbers of cyclists in Bromley.

For more information and advice on cycling in Bromley, cycle training and cycle safety, visitwww.bromley.gov.uk/cycling .

Notes to editors:

  • The new cycle parking facilities have been delivered in partnership with Southeastern, Network Rail, TfL, British Transport Police and the London Borough of Bromley, and officially opened on Thursday 15 September 2011.
  • Cycle crime in the borough was the 7th lowest across all London Boroughs in 2009-10.
  • The Biking Bromley event included a free bike maintenance and minor repairs service and bike security marking by the police. Advice on how to stay safe when cycling near heavy goods vehicles and a bike creating “smoothies” as you pedal, also featured.

For media enquiries, please contact Andrew Rogers, Communications Advisor, on 020 8461 7670 or emailandrew.rogers@bromley.gov.uk

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