Letters: Consider cycling to the station during parking ‘blockade’

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Bike racks at Bedford Train Station

Dear editor,

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to reiterate Councillor Ben Foley’s statement on considering cycling to the station in your article of 15 October 2019 on Bedford Station car parking ‘significantly reduced’ from Monday 21 October.

Read: Bedford Station car parking ‘significantly reduced’ from Monday 21 October

Bedford Station has a total of 602 cycle parking spaces (to be increased to 630 within the next 10 days). Currently up to 450 spaces are used by commuters who already cycle  to the station.

This leaves more than 150 spaces available to those living only a short distance away, and are able, to use a bike.

With money saved on car parking and fuel and feeling fitter, who knows, you may decide to continue cycling after the blockade is finished towards the end of December.

Yours,

Peter Blakeman
Chair, Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire