Crossrail and Bikes

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0395
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Can you outline what extra provision for bike parking would be made at stations as a result of Crossrail?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail and Bikes

Answer for Crossrail and Bikes

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Crossrail will be part of a fully integrated transport system and a major objective of Crossrail is to foster the development of a network of strategic interchanges.It is expected that in the future a higher proportion of passengers will use bicycles to reach the rail network. In many cases additional cycle parking facilities will be installed at Crossrail stations before the line is operational. Crossrail will seek to provide additional cycle parking space where Crossrail services lead to a significant increase in passenger demand.High passenger volumes and constricted space availability combine to preclude the provision of dedicated cycle parking facilities at Crossrail central area stations. Cross London Rail Links (CLRL) will be working in partnership with local authorities and other appropriate partners with the aim of promoting cycling as a mode of access to stations through the provision of high quality storage at stations where possible as well as safe, direct routes to and from stations.