Greater Anglia is now making improvements to Cambridge rail station’s three-storey cycle park and is asking cyclists for their help in making these improvements.
Cyclists within Cambridge are being asked to remove any unused bikes from the Cambridge cycle point. This is part of Greater Anglia’s regular maintenance programme.
Abandoned and unused bikes will be removed from the city’s largest parking facility this summer to free up space and enable a deep clean and improvement process.
Greater Anglia plans to clean up the three-storey cycle park, and free up more space for bicycles. The cycle park is located next to Cambridge railway station.
Work started last week to attach tags to cycles. Cyclists should remove the tag from the bike that they are keeping at the cycle park in order to indicate that the bike is in fact being used and is not an unused bike.
Any cycles with tags left on them after the 26 of July will be removed from the cycle point and stored nearby the cycle park. Anyone who is wishing to claim their bike that has been taken in due to an unremoved tag can do so by contacting them.
After three months, any unclaimed cycles will be completely recycled or donated to a charity or charities.
The cycle park, which first opened in the month of February in 2016, cost £2.5m and has 2850 cycle spaces in total. It’s the biggest facility of its kind in the entire country and is free of charge to use.
The cycle park has got CCTV and lighting in action throughout and is patrolled by security staff every four hours. Security is also being stepped up, with Land Sheriffs patrolling the facility in the future.
The cycle tagging event happens every year at Cambridge cycle point. Last year more than 200 cycles, Bike wheels and bike frames were removed from the cycle point.
What did the officials say?
Mike Barry, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said:
“Cycle point remains a safe, free, space for people to park their bikes and we are committed to keeping it in good condition for the thousands of people who use it every day.
“We know some bikes have been abandoned at Cambridge cycle point and we are working with our contractor Carlisle to clear these and free up space for those who wish to use it.
“A small number of cycles have been abandoned in the cycle point and we will remove these first. We will then ask people to indicate that they are still using their cycles and then we will clean the entire building.
“Although regular litter picks happen every morning, we want to do our best to keep the cycle point looking as clean and tidy as possible.”