Published on: Monday, 15 July 2019
Last updated: Monday, 15 July 2019
Greater Anglia is making improvements to Cambridge station’s three-storey cycle park and is asking cyclists for their help.
Cyclists in Cambridge are being asked to remove any unused bikes from Cambridge cycle point as 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.
Greater Anglia plans to spruce up the three-storey cycle park, and free up more space for cycles, which is located next to Cambridge railway station.
Work started last week to attach tags to cycles. Cyclists should remove the tag from the bike to indicate it is being used.
Any cycles with tags left on them after 26 July will be removed from the cycle point and stored nearby. Anyone wishing to claim their bike can do so by contacting us.
After three months, any unclaimed cycles will be recycled or donated to charity.
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.”
The cycle park, which opened in February 2016, cost £2.5m and has 2850 cycle spaces. It’s the biggest facility of its kind in the country and is free of charge
The cycle park has CCTV and lighting throughout and is security patrolled by staff every four hours. Security is also being stepped up, with Land Sheriffs patrolling the facility.
The cycle tagging event happens annually at Cambridge cycle point. Last year more than 200 cycles, wheels and frames were removed.