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Work starts on new secure cycle parking hub for Sale

Part of Greater Manchester's plan for joined-up transport with secure cycle parking...

New artist’s impression have been released giving a sneak preview of Sale’s cycle hub, due to open this autumn.

Work started last week on the new cycle hub, which will give a new lease of life to the former waiting room above the town’s Metrolink stop.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has developed the hub, which will provide secure, attractive cycle parking facilities with 52 cycle parking spaces alongside lockers for storing cycle helmets and other cycling accessories, aimed at encouraging more people to cycle as part of their journey.

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Membership for the hub is £10 per year and gives access to local hubs across Greater Manchester, all of which are protected by secure smartcard access, with CCTV coverage providing extra security.

Councillor Chris Paul, Cycling and Active Travel Champion for the TfGM Committee, said: “These visuals really bring the hub to life and it’s great to see one of the former station buildings being made good use of.

“At just £10 a year the hub will offer people an affordable place to leave their bikes safe in the knowledge they are secure.

“I’m sure the hub will be just the incentive some people need to make cycling a part of their commute, getting healthier and reducing traffic on our roads. I look forward to seeing it open this autumn.”

The cycle hubs are part of the Greater Manchester’s vison to make cycling an attractive travel choice for everyone and increase cycling to 10% of all journeys by 2025. This will see over £40 million being invested in cycling infrastructure as part of Department for
Transport’s funded Cycle City programme by 2018.

Work has already begun on delivering a number of high-quality, largely segregated, cycleways along key routes as well as improving cycling facilities at workplaces, schools, social housing sites and stations.

Through TfGM’s Better by Cycle programme a range of practice support and training is also being provided to people that want to cycle more, or are new to cycling.

More information is available here.

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