Work set to begin on new bike facility
Sun 19 February 2012, 1:44 pm
Work is set to begin on a new cycle hub next to Ealing Broadway station.
The London Borough of Ealing says that the facility will offer secure, covered and well-lit cycle parking for 130, monitored by CCTV and with a separate facility for folding bicycle hire.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “Residents have told us that they would be more likely to cycle if they had somewhere secure to leave their bike at Ealing Broadway. The cycle stand will give more cyclists that reassurance, whether they’re in the area shopping or commuting into central London.”
Construction is due to start this week and to be completed by May.
The cycle facility is part of the council’s cycling strategy aimed at increasing the use of bikes, and will be paide for through £286,000 of funding from Transport for London.
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