CRA 2013 winner - London Cycle Parking Award
Peckham Rye, Southern
Peckham Rye Station’s brand new cycling hub opened for business on 9 August 2013 to much excitement and media attention.
The new hub has increased cycle parking from just 20 permanently over-subscribed spaces to 62 secure spaces.
The project has transformed Peckham Rye Station. This modernisation delivered an effective and essential project that has found a home in the station’s beautiful Grade 2 listed arches.
Identifying an increase in cycling in the area, Southern have alongside this dramatic increase in cycle parking spaces, provided a brand new Brompton Dock cycle hire scheme, offering 20 bikes. More people are visiting Southwark’s ‘up and coming’ Peckham Rye Park, cycling along the nearby South Bank and visiting the numerous trendy pop-up restaurants and art projects which are increasingly appearing in this area. This is clearly an innovative and well thought through scheme which will provide a valued service to both the community and visitors.
To top all this off, there is also a new onsite cycle maintenance and repair centre, in partnership with local bike maintenance company Bicycle Nation.
Southern’s Service Delivery Director James Burt said: “This is Southern’s first cycle hub in London, combining bike parking, maintenance and hire all in one location and providing an all-over service for cyclists. Parking for bikes at the station has been limited up to now and we are really pleased we have been able to use this space to help satisfy a growing demand for cycling in London.”
Overseeing the hub’s delivery, Paul Best is building on his success as the 2012 Cycle-Rail Awards Cycle Champion, delivering yet another project and one that will benefit London’s cyclists.