Ealing Council’s new covered cycle hub has been opened at North Acton Station.
The new facility includes secure bike racks, new lighting and CCTV for added security. The shelters will provide secure cycle parking for approximately 50 bikes.
Planters and landscaping have also been included within the shelters help to preserve and enhance the look of the area surrounding the station.
Ealing Council secured £150,000 Transport for London (TfL) funding earlier this year towards delivering the hub, which includes works to help facilitate the future Station Square project, a community space for the growing neighbourhood. The creation of this facility is part of the council’s Cycling Strategy which aims to encourage more people to take to two wheels as their regular mode of transport.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve opened our second bike hub in the borough, offering secure, covered cycle parking for cyclists. In the next few months we’ll also be adding another Brompton Dock folding bike hire facility.”
David Rowe, head of borough projects and programmes at Transport for London said: “We know that more than half of the potentially cyclable trips in the capital are in outer London, so we are pleased that our support has resulted in the completion of such a vital project. We have no doubt that the new cycle hub at North Acton station will bring noticeable benefits to the local community and will have a significant impact in encouraging the growth of cycling in the area.”