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15.01.13

New bike storage for York station

A new secure cycle storage facility has officially opened at York station. In conjunction with cycle retailer Cycle Heaven and the City of York Council, East Coast has launched the facility to encourage more people to cycle to the station. 

Bikes can be left inside a gated enclosure, accessible via a key fob. Cyclists can check in for periods of up to one week for a daily fee.

East Coast Stations and property director Tim Hedley-Jones said: “This new facility is a very welcome addition to our existing facilities for cyclists in York.

“The new compound offers a higher level of secure storage: we expect it to prove highly popular with cyclists, particularly those with higher-value bikes.” 

Cycle Heaven’s owner Andy Shrimpton: “With some top-of-the-range cycles valued at several thousand pounds, peace of mind is very important to their owners.

“The new compound offers an enhanced level of security compared with the traditional open cycle racks. Early indications are that it is proving very popular, particularly among owners of higher-value bikes”.

Cllr Dave Merrett, York’s transport leader, said: “York is one of the top cycling cities in the UK, with over 20% of the city’s population commuting to work by bike every day and hundreds heading to and from the station. 

“So I welcome this new secure bike facility, which will hopefully encourage even more people to take up cycling.” 

More on York’s cycling success at our sister magazine, Public Sector Executive: http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Interviews/Page-2/i-travel 

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