Cabinet member unveils new cycle parking

  |  Published: Jun 23rd 2015
Cutting the ribbon: Mark Shaw with Sara Randle, of Cycle Chilterns, and Chiltern Railways representatives Malachy McGirr and Tim O’Sullivan
Cutting the ribbon: Mark Shaw with Sara Randle, of Cycle Chilterns, and Chiltern Railways representatives Malachy McGirr and Tim O’Sullivan

Buckinghamshire County Council Transport Cabinet Member Mark Shaw unveiled new double stack cycle parking at Great Missenden station Wednesday June 17, during National Bike Week. 

The double deck covered rack provides 30 more cycle spaces than the 62 previously available at the station, and the £15,000 cost was met through Department for Transport funding.

The new racks were installed as part of the joint local authority initiative, Cycle Chilterns, which aims to encourage car-free tourist travel. 

Mark said: 'These improvements are a real encouragement for cyclists. I'm delighted that between the county council, Cycle Chilterns and Chiltern Railways we've been able to make it easier for cyclists to park at the station.'

Sara Randle, Cycle Chilterns representative, said the initiative had provided a good opportunity to promote the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as a place that is easy to get to and to enjoy without a car.

Chad Collins, Head of Stations at Chiltern Railways, said: 'Since 2011, we have worked closely with Buckinghamshire County Council, Cycle Chilterns and the British Transport Police to significantly increase the provision of cycle facilities at our stations in Buckinghamshire. The initiative is a great example of how partnerships can deliver tangible benefits for customers.'

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