Monday, 10 May 2010

Saltaire getting greener

Talking of zeitgeist.....Waiting on Saltaire station for a train, I suddenly noticed, tucked away round the back of the rain-shelter, this brand new rack of cycle storage. How gratifying that we are inching that bit closer to being 'green'. It will, I hope, encourage some of the many commuters who travel from Saltaire station to Leeds or Bradford each day to come on their bikes rather than in their cars. I think it all looks quite attractive too, built into this little green garden. The building glimpsed on the right is the back of the Saltaire Dining Hall, now part of Shipley college.

At Leeds station they are going one better and building a Dutch-style Cycle Point with storage for 300 cycles, plus a shop and repair facility. Jolly good, I say!

6 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more! Especially as I didn't notice a lot of space for parking near Saltaire station :(

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  2. Yes, I have to agree, bring on the bikes. But try to make sure they don't ride them on the pavements - as you will know, not everyone can hear them coming.

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  3. Boris is planning on giving us a version of the Paris Velo in London. Hope it works out ok

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  4. Love seeing these good sense solutions!

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  5. It is great that they are encouraging bikes.

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