Cyclists to benefit from new Ealing covered cycle hub

Cyclists to benefit from new Ealing covered cycle hubCommuters have a new cycle hub to make use of now, after Ealing Council opened its covered facility. The storage unit opened on Friday November 21st at North Acton Station, allowing a covered area for people to store their bikes.

The cycle hub allows commuters to store their bikes away from the elements, making it easier throughout the winter months to maintain the condition of their vehicle. The design of the facility includes secure bike racks, CCTV to provide increased security and new lighting. Secure cycle parking for around 50 bikes is also included. 

This new cycle hub is an improvement on the facilities that are currently in use and have been provided as part of the council's plans to make Ealing more cycle-friendly. The council is hoping that this will reduce the number of journeys taken by car in the area, helping to reduce traffic and air pollution.

The design of the covered cycle hub was created carefully in order to meet with the needs of cyclists. The council has also included landscaping and planters in the shelters to help enhance the look of the area of the station.

Transport for London (TFL) supplied Ealing Council with £150,000 worth of funding to deliver the hub. This included money to help with the future Station Square project, which is set to be a community space for the growing neighbourhood.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “I'm delighted that we've opened our second bike hub in the borough, offering secure, covered cycle parking for cyclists. In the next few months we'll also be adding another Brompton Dock folding bike hire facility. Cycling in the borough has never been better or easier to get into.”

Other areas of London will also begin seeing improvements made that help encourage cycling as a mode of transport as the Mayor of London and TFL have committed almost £1 billion to a number of projects. These will be delivered as part of the Mayor's Cycling Vision. 

Published 1st December, 2014

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