Cyclists can now take advantage of free bike storage at both new tram park and ride sites, at the Clifton South and Toton Lane stops, in addition to similar facilities at other park and ride sites.
Nottingham City Council has installed the new cycle storage facilities, with room for 16 bikes at each, as part of its Citycard Cycle network. It is also planning to make Citycard Cycles available to hire from both sites in future. To access these Citycard Cycle Hubs, cyclists must first register their Citycard at the Broadmarsh Travel Centre in Broadmarsh Bus Station. Free Citycards can also be obtained at the Travel Centre, with proof of address.
Both new tram park and ride sites have now joined others on the tram network in receiving the Park Mark safer parking award, for their car parking and CCTV facilities, from the Association of Chief Police Officers and the British Parking Association.
Councillor Jane Urquhart, with lead responsibility for NET at Nottingham City Council, said: “NET Phase Two was designed to be a fully integrated part of the city’s transport network and various facilities for cyclists were built alongside the new tram routes, so it is good to see these hubs open to help cyclists travel further afield alongside our successful tram network.”
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, said: “These new Citycard Cycle Hubs provide crucial links in our integrated transport service, encouraging people to use bikes more often and making it easier for them to transfer from cycle to tram safe in the knowledge that their bike is secure at a Park Mark-approved site.”
More information about Citycard Cycle facilities is available at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/citycardcycles. Guides to help cyclists travel around and explore the extended tram network, including information about the features built into the routes specially for cyclists, such as cycle lanes, crossings and stands, plus a detailed map of the routes and cycle safety tips, are available at www.thetram.net/safety-cycling.aspx.