Cambridge cyclists encouraged to complete cycle point survey

Published on: Friday, 5 July 2024
Last updated: Friday, 5 July 2024

Greater Anglia is calling on cyclists in Cambridge to share their views in a new survey.

The train operator is working with Cambridge City Council, Sustrans/Active Travel England, Cambridgeshire County Council, Camcycle, and Cambridgeshire Constabulary to improve the safety, security, and accessibility of the multi-storey cycle parking facility at Cambridge railway station.

Cycle point users can expect upgrades to the CCTV security, dedicated cargo bike spaces, improved parking for users with reduced mobility on the ground floor, improvements to the 2-tier cycle parking racks, and an area of secure cycle parking available on the second floor along with improved signage.

The train operator is now encouraging people to complete a short survey to indicate their level of support for the secure access parking improvements. You can take our survey here.

Hard copies of the survey are available on request from Greater Anglia. If you require a hard copy, please contact [email protected] or 0345 600 7245.

The survey will open at midday on Friday 5 July and close at midnight on Friday 2 August 2024.

Customers can find out more about the project during a meet the manager session, which will take place on Friday 5 July from 07:00 to 09:30 and 16:00 to 18:00.

These security improvements are part of a wider upgrade project.

Sustrans in partnership with Brookgate, Cambridge City Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) have awarded a £400,000 grant to improve security, signage, and accessibility at the facility.

The improvements will include:

  • CCTV upgrade, linking it to Greater Anglia’s new system which records much higher definition images, is more reliable and allows for remote viewing. Phase two of the CCTV upgrade will see the cameras linked to the Cambridge City public camera network that can be monitored by Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
  • Greater Anglia will explore the opportunity to install access controls in consultation with Cycle Point customers. This would involve customers having the option to pay for secured parking, which would be accessed using a Smartcard.
  • Improvements to signage to help customers find their way around the facility and find and use the secure cycle parking.
  • Accessibility improvements for those using cargo bikes, tricycles or adapted bikes, as well as those with disabilities, carrying small children in bike seats or who do not have the strength to push bikes up a slope or cannot use the ramps. This will include increasing the number of accessible spaces on the ground floor and ensuring adequate directional signage to this area.

The award is part of a £3 million package of funding from Active Travel England – the government’s cycling and walking executive agency - aimed at improving cycling infrastructure around train stations across the country.Greater Anglia is calling on cyclists in Cambridge to share their views in a new survey.