Published: Tuesday, 14th January 2020
Over 700 new cycle parking spaces will be built at a variety of locations across the borough.
Over 700 new cycle parking spaces will be built at a variety of locations across the borough, the most of all London boroughs that have benefited from funding. The funding is part of the Transport for London (TfL) Cycle Parking Implementation Plan to ensure the number of cycle parking spaces can meet demand across the capital.
The new spaces will include secure cycle parking for residents who live in flats, as well as new spaces at 11 Royal Greenwich schools. There will be more spaces at stations and more cycle racks on streets.
Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Sustainability and Transport, said:
“I welcome any initiative that makes it even easier for more residents to enjoy cycling. School streets are making the roads outside schools safer, the Woolwich to Greenwich cycleway is being consulted on now, and our EZ cycle scheme lets people try out e-bikes. We're delighted that we've got funding to create more new cycle parking spaces than any London borough."
A total of 7,800 new spaces will be built across 30 London boroughs with the first spaces set to be in place by the spring.
Cycling numbers in London are at record levels with recent data showing the average daily total distance cycled in the capital exceeding 4 million kilometres.
A consultation on extending the Greenwich Cycleway route out to Woolwich launched earlier this month and closes on 16 February. Have your say on the first phase of the proposals.