Brighton Station Bike Hub news

In January, Transport Minister Norman Baker unveiled plans for £62m investment for cycling in England. Up to three cities (includes Brighton) will be invited to bid for a fund of up to £30m Cycle City Ambi on Grants for infrastructure improvements to make cycling easier and safer in urban areas. There is also a fund of up to £12m available to local authories working in partnership with National Parks to improve conditons for cyclists. The Government will announce the successful projects in the summer. 


£5m will be added to the fund to tackle dangerous junctions, with further allocations to follow. Approval has already been given for £550,000 of government funding towards a new £945,000 cycle hub at Brighton sta on offering 500 new cycle parking spaces, cycle hire, changing facilities and a cycle repair workshop. Other funding is coming from Network Rail, Brighton and Hove Council and Southern rail. The new two-storey building will be built at the rear of the station and will be designed on sustainable lines. Work will begin in summer. Cycle parking is due to be completed by the end of the year, and retail facilities by spring 2014. Bricycles has been in contact with Southern and the council and we await further details. A second grant of £15 million is going to the Community Linking Places Fund to support cycle-rail integration projects and to enhance community cycling. As before, allocation is split between Sustrans and the Cycle Rail Working Group (CRWG, representatives of the rail industry and the cycling sector) and includes the following:

  
  • Lewes – Cycle hub for 200 bikes including cycle repair and maintenance.
  • Eastbourne – Cycle hub for 250 bikes. Cycle repair and maintenance. Commercial unit.
  • Chichester – 2 er parking to increase parking to 300 spaces including a mobile workshop offering repair and maintenance.
  • Horsham – Cycle hub with cycle hire and parking for 200 bikes. CCTV, ligh ng and signage.
  • Three Bridges, Haywards Heath – Cycle hire with 2 Brompton Docks at each site.
  • Hassocks – 2 er parking to increase parking to 200 bikes including CCTV, ligh ng and signage along cycle lanes to the sta on.
  • Angmering – 100 new cycle spaces. CCTV, ligh ng and signage. Mobile repair workshop.
  • Redhill – Increased cycle parking and cycle hire plus added CCTV, ligh ng and signage. Mobile workshop offering repair and maintenance.
  • Merstham – 100 new cycle spaces. CCTV, ligh ng and signage. Mobile repair workshop.
 
(This article was originally published in the Bricycles April-June 2013 newsletter) 
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