Published on: Monday, 26 April 2021
Last updated: Monday, 26 April 2021
Greater Anglia has installed more than 1,000 new cycle spaces across its network over the past 12 months.
A total of 1,176 additional cycle parking spaces have been created, bringing the total number of cycle spaces on the network to more than 10,000.
In the last year cycle improvements costing more than £2.7m have been made at Audley End, Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Braintree, Diss, Dullingham, Elsenham, Manningtree, March, Marks Tey, Newmarket, Rochford, Saxmundham, Southend Victoria and Whittlesford Parkway railway stations.
The extra spaces have been partly funded by local authorities including Essex County Council, Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.
Other work to improve cycle parking included better CCTV and lighting, to help improve safety and security.
Rail travel is the greenest form of transport after cycling and walking – and Greater Anglia is committed to sustainable travel to and from stations too.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia Asset Management Director, said: "We would like to thank all of the organisations who supported these schemes.
"We are continuing to improve our stations and offer convenient, secure integrated transport opportunities to help encourage more eco-friendly journeys.
"We’re keen to expand our cycling facilities, especially as it helps people to minimise their carbon footprint for the entire length of their journeys and can help people lead healthier lifestyles.
"Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people cycling in our region has soared, and the new facilities will help them to make more sustainable journeys and leave the car at home more."