The provision for bicycle parking at Surbiton train station is the second best in the whole of London according to a recent survey by the London Evening Standard.
Kingston Council’s Executive Member for Transport, Cllr Bob Steed said: “Surbiton station provides 200 bike spaces for its daily commuters - that’s the second best level of provision in London’s 50 busiest stations.”
The Liberal Democrat administration of Kingston Council put cycle parking at the front and rear of Surbiton station back in 2005 and introduced the innovative two-tier system of bike parking. The Transport for London, South West Trains and Kingston Council scheme subsequently won the award for having ‘the best cycle parking at a rail station’ in the 2005 London Transport Awards.
Cllr Steed continued: “I am very pleased that the Evening Standard has recognised Surbiton Station in their newspaper campaign to ‘Make Cycling Simpler”.
“It is very important that London has the facilities to enable people to cycle into work or to transport hubs such as rail stations. Having the infrastructure for regular cyclists is the simplest, most environmental way to reduce car pollution and local congestion.
“Every bicycle ridden to the station is one less car on the road.”
Deputy Leader of the Council and St Mark’s ward councillor, Liberal Democrat Liz Green said: “The cycling facilities at Surbiton Station are regularly used: local people want to be green travellers, and having such excellent parking facilities enables them to be so.”