Ealing Council is supporting cyclists using the newly revamped West Ealing station by installing a permanent cycle hub to provide long-term and improved cycle parking in and around the station. This is due for completion in early 2022, and the council will shortly be installing 25 temporary cycle stands for bikes for commuters to use until the hub is complete.
When complete, the hub will provide around 60 permanent spaces for cycle parking which will be secured, monitored via CCTV for security and sheltered from the weather.
It is part of the council’s ongoing commitment to supporting local people to choose active travel options such as cycling, running, walking and scooting over shorter car journeys, which is more vital than ever in tackling the climate crisis and improving air quality across the borough.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action said: “We want to support everyone to use their bike as much as possible which is why we are making it easier for residents to cycle to West Ealing Station. We’re installing a permanent cycle hub, with CCTV security and shelter from the weather, which will be completed early in the New Year.
“Commuters are also already benefiting from new and improved facilities at Southall Station, including step-free access to all four platforms and a brighter, more spacious station entrance and a similar cycle hub is planned here from Summer 2022. Temporary bike stands will shortly be installed while we build this exciting new provision.
“It is vital that wherever possible, people are choosing active travel and public transport for shorter journeys. By making these small but significant changes we can tackle the climate crisis, improve local air quality and help achieve our aim of reaching ‘net zero’ for carbon emissions in the borough by 2030.
“We will continue to work alongside our partners TfL and Network Rail to improve and enhance local transport facilities and help people make these choices.”