Richmond Council finalises plans for new bicycle hub at Richmond Station

2 February 2022

Richmond Council has announced additional funding to ensure the delivery of a new bicycle hub at Richmond Station which will be sustainable, in line with the Richmond Climate Emergency Strategy.

The new hub will have space for 700 bicycles and will encourage residents to take more active travel options for their journeys while providing a safe and secure location for residents to park their bicycles. The new hub will have a smart technology system in place advising users of available spaces within the hub in real time.

The new multi-storey bicycle hub will be delivered in partnership with South Western Railway with investment from both Richmond Council and the Department for Transport. Richmond Council has committed £364,863 to the project, on top of an initial £300,000 investment, while the Department for Transport has allocated £2.7m to deliver the project. The additional funding will come from Richmond Council's Climate Change budget.

The Council has outlined a number of climate change aspirations for the project including:

  • That the hub will have Photovoltaic Panels (PV Solar Panels) to provide a sustainable energy source to power the hub
  • A system to capture and reuse rainwater to service the hub within the maintenance areas for the cleaning of bikes

The project is expected to begin work in August 2022 and to be completed in March 2023.

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Transport and Air Quality Services Committee, said:

“As a Council we are committed to providing more active travel options for our residents. I am delighted that funding has been agreed between all parties concerned to ensure the delivery of the Richmond Station bicycle hub.

“We know that Richmond Station remains one of the busiest public transport links in the borough. The delivery of a new bicycle hub will help to reduce resident’s reliability on cars and reduce unnecessary journeys being made by car, making it easier to choose active travel options and helping to reduce congestion and improving local air quality.”

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