About Cycle Rail
Since 2012 thousands of new cycle parking spaces have been introduced at stations across England making easier to combine cycling and rail. Many of the new and improved facilities have been funded by the Department for Transport working with local joint funders and the rail industry to make it easier to combine the convenience of cycling and the speed of rail to make for a swift and environmentally friendly journey.
Over the past 10 years the Cycle Rail Working Group, supported by the Department for Transport, has held an annual Awards event to celebrate the work of train operators and others involved in cycle rail initiatives. Obviously in these Covid-19 times we have had to think again about what we do this year to celebrate progress without encouraging unnecessary travel.
Cycle Rail Showcase Event
On Wednesday 9th June we held an online event to ‘showcase’ some of the recent schemes, and to share progress on some key new projects, including on cycle security and standards. As travel restrictions are eased during the summer, the Government is committed to reviving and revitalising a return to public transport.
The rail industry is working hard to get more people to access the network by bike, installing new cycle parking at most stations and working with partners to improve cycle access to those stations.
Sustrans and the Cycle Rail Working Group are delighted to support these continued efforts to get the population more active (thereby reducing avoidable calls on the NHS), to reduce carbon emissions and to tackle local poor air quality whilst easing traffic congestion.