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Railway Station set to become bicycle station

A disused building close to the Grimsby Town Railway Station, will be the home of a new facility which will give visitors and commuters a secure place to leave their bicycles. The facility will be monitored, and can only be accesses using high-technology electronic keys.

The facility, aptly named the Cycle Hub, will offer repairs, maintenance, servicing, and training with respect to bicycles. Commuters will also be able to freshen up in the showers to be built in the facility.

Cycle Lincs, a non-profit organization that offers bicycle hire services; collecting and delivering bicycles to peoples doors, will manage the facility. The Director Janine Walker is excited that their organization is part of the Green Transport project. She says that the town should embrace the fun, environmentally-friendly transport provided by bicycles, as a regular mode of transportation and get fit and healthy at the same time.

One can get a range of bicycles at Cycle Lincs, suitable for both on-road and light, off-road use. Their bikes come with accessories such as tagalongs, towalongs, child seats, and are available, for hire, for adults, youth and children. If you want something out of the ordinary, you can hire Tandems and Penny Farthings.

Grimsby Town Centre is undergoing an alteration, which includes renovation of Station Approach and the Riverhead, and the Cycle Hub is just one of the elements of the project. A new cycle and pedestrian link will offer a clear path between the rest of the town and the bus station.

Station Approach and Bethlehem Street will boast a new space which will enhance slow speed traffic and bicycle movement. This will foster active travelling and reduce motionless vehicles which usually clog up the space. Several schemes are included in this £6-million project and will enhance the adoption of Green Transport modes in the borough.

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