Friday, 9 March 2012

More Cycle Parking at Coventry Station

It appears that Virgin Trains has won £300,000 from the Department of Transport to erect a
"300 space purpose built cycle point, including a mixture of secure storage of cycles (racks and lockers), covered with cctv, lighting and associated signage."
at Coventry Station.

See the spreadsheet at
http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/linking-places-fund
 
Let's hope we get a better deal than Sevenoaks:

"The bike parking at Sevenoaks station has been totally inadequate and we campaigned for an increase from an existing 80 spaces to 150. Network Rail told us that as part of the station revamp, the parking was to be increased to 300. So the champagne was flowing. Until the new racks were installed. They are a rack system made by Allpark ltd and basically the racks are too close together so that squeezing in to secure the bike to a small triangular anchoring point at ground level can be a filthy procedure. "

"The Sevenoaks Cycle Forum has remonstrated with Network Rail about this but it looks highly unlikely anything will get changed at this point. If station renovations are going on near you and increased cycle parking is part of the deal get involved and make sure you don’t end up with the same travesty as has happened at Sevenoaks."

See Cyclenation News February 2012: http://www.cyclenation.org.uk/news/news118.pdf

4 comments:

  1. Great news about Coventry station. However, when it comes to the actual cycle parking, you get wha you pay for, so beware. All bikes are not the same - neither are the bike racks! Interesting comments about problems at Sevenoaks station - we lost that one on price. Our other Josta 2-tier sites all around the UK - London Euston, London Liverpool Street, Glasgow Central, Edinburgh Waverley, Surbiton, etc have had no problems in 9 years ....

    Peter

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  2. How long does it take to act on these plans? Coventry station cycle parking was overflowing yesterday, and this is the cold season! We needed 300 more spaces when this was announced, and we need to be planning for the next 300 and 300 more.

    If you want a comparison, Utrecht is the same size as Coventry, and they have 22,500 spaces!

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  3. Now it seems Virgin Trains wants to give the money back...
    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2012/11/19/cyclist-slams-virgin-for-bicycle-parking-at-coventry-railway-station-92746-32258621/
    and
    http://manifietso.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/coventry-station-has-ample-room-to-park.html

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