Dou­ble decker makes travel eas­ier for cy­cling com­muters

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BI­CY­CLE riders got a boost when new park­ing was in­tro­duced for them at a rail­way sta­tion.

Bucks County Coun­cil trans­port chief Mark Shaw un­veiled new dou­ble stack park­ing at Great Mis­senden sta­tion on Wed­nes­day, June 17 dur­ing Na­tional Bike Week.

The dou­ble deck rack pro­vides 30 more cy­cle spa­ces than the 62 pre­vi­ously avail­able at the sta­tion, and the £15,000 cost was met through Depart­ment of Trans­port fund­ing.

Mr Shaw said: “These im­prove­ments are a real en­cour­age­ment for cy­clists.

“I’m de­lighted that be­tween the county coun­cil, Cy­cle Chilterns and Chiltern Rail­ways, we’ve been able to make it eas­ier for cy­clists to park at the sta­tion.”

Sara Ran­dle, Cy­cle Chilterns rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said the ini­tia­tive had pro­vided a good op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote the Chilterns Area of Nat­u­ral Beauty as a place that is easy to get to and to en­joy with­out a car.

Chad Collins, head of sta­tions at Chiltern Rail­ways said: “Since 2011, we have worked closely with Bucks County Coun­cil, Cy­cle Chilterns and the Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice to sig­nif­i­cantly in­crease the pro­vi­sion of cy­cle fa­cil­i­ties at our sta­tions in Bucks.”

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