c2c's Benfleet station has new cycle racks

Ray Howard with new cycle parking. L-R:Lionel O'Hara, FALCO, Ray Howard, Trudi Bragg Castle Point Environmental services, and Jayne Sumner ECC Rail manager, with new bike shelter in background.

Ray Howard with new cycle parking. L-R:Lionel O'Hara, FALCO, Ray Howard, Trudi Bragg Castle Point Environmental services, and Jayne Sumner ECC Rail manager, with new bike shelter in background.

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NEW cycle racks will be put in at a busy railway station.

Essex County Council contractors have started work to install a new bike compound at Benfleet train station, in Ferry Road, to encourage more commuters to get on their bikes.

The £19,500 facility will hold 40 bikes and has been installed to decrease congestion at the station as it is the busiest on the c2c line.

Canvey county councillor Ray Howard said: “I am very proud Canvey has so many cyclists and it’s definitely something we should be encouraging, for people to be fitter and healthier.

“It can’t be very nice to come all the way home from work to have your bike all wet from the rain. Here they will be dry and secure.”

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12:52pm Tue 4 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Thats wheely good news for commuters with Cycles.
Thats wheely good news for commuters with Cycles. DogsMessInLeigh
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1:15pm Tue 4 Feb 14

upset says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Thats wheely good news for commuters with Cycles.
On YOUR bike!!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Thats wheely good news for commuters with Cycles.[/p][/quote]On YOUR bike!! upset
  • Score: 2

1:18pm Tue 4 Feb 14

BoY RaCeR & PrOuD says...

Okay yeah it's good news. But is this Ray Howard idiot sure about when he says they are going to be 'secure'. I wouldn't chance leaving my £500 bike there for a whole day even with 2 locks. What security system is going to be in place? Is there going to be a guard patrolling the bikes? CCTV?
Okay yeah it's good news. But is this Ray Howard idiot sure about when he says they are going to be 'secure'. I wouldn't chance leaving my £500 bike there for a whole day even with 2 locks. What security system is going to be in place? Is there going to be a guard patrolling the bikes? CCTV? BoY RaCeR & PrOuD
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

BoY RaCeR & PrOuD wrote:
Okay yeah it's good news. But is this Ray Howard idiot sure about when he says they are going to be 'secure'. I wouldn't chance leaving my £500 bike there for a whole day even with 2 locks. What security system is going to be in place? Is there going to be a guard patrolling the bikes? CCTV?
Nimby you dont have to use your tour da france special, get a cheapo and stop ya chuntering, or chain it against the railings, outside like you always did before.
[quote][p][bold]BoY RaCeR & PrOuD[/bold] wrote: Okay yeah it's good news. But is this Ray Howard idiot sure about when he says they are going to be 'secure'. I wouldn't chance leaving my £500 bike there for a whole day even with 2 locks. What security system is going to be in place? Is there going to be a guard patrolling the bikes? CCTV?[/p][/quote]Nimby you dont have to use your tour da france special, get a cheapo and stop ya chuntering, or chain it against the railings, outside like you always did before. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 0

2:30pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Would be good if the council could start looking at decent segregated routes to and from the station.
Its a positive to see new racks going in, but far from enough.
Would be good if the council could start looking at decent segregated routes to and from the station. Its a positive to see new racks going in, but far from enough. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Tue 4 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

BoY RaCeR & PrOuD wrote:
Okay yeah it's good news. But is this Ray Howard idiot sure about when he says they are going to be 'secure'. I wouldn't chance leaving my £500 bike there for a whole day even with 2 locks. What security system is going to be in place? Is there going to be a guard patrolling the bikes? CCTV?
anything worth more than tuppence will be stolen...... no amount of locks will save it.....
[quote][p][bold]BoY RaCeR & PrOuD[/bold] wrote: Okay yeah it's good news. But is this Ray Howard idiot sure about when he says they are going to be 'secure'. I wouldn't chance leaving my £500 bike there for a whole day even with 2 locks. What security system is going to be in place? Is there going to be a guard patrolling the bikes? CCTV?[/p][/quote]anything worth more than tuppence will be stolen...... no amount of locks will save it..... pembury53
  • Score: 1

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