Falco’s New State-of-the-Art 600 Space Cycle Hub at Reading Station Officially Opens to Cyclists this Monday!
Reading Station is the latest cycle hub; designed, manufactured and installed by Falco. It provides cycle-rail users with everything they might need as part of their daily commute including 600 extra secure FalcoLevel-Premium+ two-tier cycle parking spaces sheltered by the spacious FalcoRail cycle canopy, a FalcoFix cycle repair station, a FalcoBoost robust cycle pump and seating for those tired commuter legs!
The new facility is situated on the northern side of the newly refurbished CrossRail Reading Station, off Vastern Road and is fully lit and 100% covered. Pictured with Falco’s Managing Director, Jeremy Green, are Cllr Tony Page, (Deputy Leader of Reading Borough Council and Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport) and Cris Butler – (Asset Network Manager and Project Manager) for the hub.
Councillor Tony Page, Reading Borough Council’s Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport, said: “This new facility is the latest in a long line of improvements delivered by the Council in and around Reading Station.
“The hub includes easy parking for 600 bicycles, which we hope will encourage even more people to cycle to the station before they switch to train travel.
“The new hub adds to the Council’s sustainable transport offer. Over the last year we have delivered Christchurch Bridge and new park and ride sites at Mereoak and Winnersh, with parking for nearly 1,000 vehicles.
“Reading is a busy town and the capital of the Thames Valley, which brings with it many competing demands on our limited road network. Making it easy for people to choose realistic, sustainable transport options, like cycling and bus travel, is the only way we can cut congestion and reduce delays.”
Work on the new cycle hub was being funded through the council’s successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) and is the latest in a long line of modern cycle hubs and cycle parks to be delivered across the UK’s rail network. In the last year alone Falco has delivered more than 5,000 cycle parking spaces to UK railway stations and continues to bring best practise to cycle hub design.
FalcoLevel-Premium Two-Tier Cycle Rack
The FalcoLevel-Premium+ is our flagship and extra secure cycle rack design providing local authorities, transport operators, schools, universities and private businesses with high density and cost-effective cycle parking solutions.
Falco has installed the innovative double decker cycle parking system to many sites in the past month alone, these include:
- Lahti Central Station
- Royal Mail Heathrow Distribution Centre, Slough
- Secure Cycle Parking for Bromley South Station
- Falco Completes 3,000 Cycle Parking Spaces for the UK's Largest Cycle Hub
- Falco Completes the Fourth Waltham Forest Community Cycle Hub at Lea bridge Road Station
- Falco Supplies Contemporary Cycle Hub for Dewsbury Station
For more information about the innovative double decker cycle parking system, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.