Re­vamped bi­cy­cle shel­ter ready to be used

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A RE­VAMPED cy­cle shel­ter at a shop­ping cen­tre is now open for shop­pers to use.

The Horse­fair Shop­ping Cen­tre in Wis­bech opened the newly-re­furbed cy­cle shel­ter this week.

The new shel­ter, which is sit­u­ated at the side of the cen­tre’s Su­per­drug Store, will al­low more than dou­ble the num­ber of bikes to be housed there.

This will take the to­tal num­ber of spa­ces for bi­cy­cles from 16 to 36 and was re­fur­bished by the shop­ping cen­tre in part­ner­ship with Fen­land District Coun- cil.

Horse­fair Shop­ping Cen­tre man­ager Kevin Smith said: “The new shel­ter will of­fer shop­pers who pre­fer to visit the cen­tre on bike additional spa­ces to leave them.

“The shel­ter was pre­vi­ously full to ca­pac­ity on a daily ba­sis. We hope that it will en­cour­age oth­ers to be greener by us­ing bikes rather than their cars to take shorter jour­neys.”

Coun­cil­lor Kit Owen, the coun­cil’s port­fo­lio holder re­spon­si­ble for trans­port and in­fra­struc­ture, said: “We’re very pleased to have been able to work closely with the Horse­fair to put this new shel­ter in place. By more than dou­bling the pre­vi­ous ca­pac­ity it will make life a lot bet­ter for the in­creas­ing num­ber of cy­clists, both shop­pers and com­muters.

“It will also play its part in fur­ther­ing two of our other aims - im­prov­ing the street scene and pro­mot­ing the use of sus­tain­able trans­port.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Horse­fair Shop­ping Cen­tre visit www.horse­fair­shop­ping­cen­tre.co.uk or call 01945 584109.

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