Standards for Public Cycle Parking
A new document which defines standards for public cycle parking and security standards is now available. This has been launched to help people purchasing, installing and managing cycle parking.
The standard is intended to be widely applicable for public cycle parking procurement within the UK, for example at railway stations and other public transport interchanges, hospitals, educational facilities and at other public buildings.
The document can be seen and downloaded here
Cycle Rail Toolkits
There are three versions of the Cycle Rail Toolkit document. The first published in 2012, the second in 2016 and the third in 2023. Toolkit 3, rebranded Cycle-Rail Guidance, is the updated document, recommended to be used as your information source. A link to Toolkit 1 and 2 is provided for historical reference and completeness.
Cycle Rail Toolkit 3
The Cycle-rail guidance 2023 is intended to provide information for station and train operators, local authorities and anyone promoting schemes to improve the integration of cycling and rail.
The guidance provides a step-by-step guide on how to encourage and increase the number of cycle-rail users. This Guidance supplements the Standard for Public Cycle Parking which covers in some detail cycle parking at stations and must be followed when planning new facilities or upgrades. This document builds on the success of the original, well received, Cycle-Rail Toolkits 1 and 2. Its advice is not mandatory but shows what good practice looks like.
The purpose of the original Toolkit was to set out best practice in the delivery of measures to encourage more people to choose Cycle-Rail and support those who have already made that choice. It was a suitable resource for TOCs and for those involved in the planning and delivery of specific Cycle-Rail projects but is now superseded by the Cycle-Rail Guidance (Toolkit 3).
Station Travel Plans
Station Travel Plans (STPs) are one of the ways in which the railway industry is trying to better understand, and improve, passengers’ entire door to door journey. More broadly, STPs help the railway play a positive role in the broader transport system in the UK, as a “good neighbour” to the communities we serve.
TOCs and Network Rail are delivering on this agenda. Thousands of new cycle spaces are being installed, and thousands more are planned.