Two-tier cycle parking at Waterloo shows the way forward

photo The new bike stands at Waterloo are the minimum that each mainlain station should have

Two-tier cycle racks have been opened at Waterloo station, increasing the number of parking spaces at one of Britain’s busiest railway stations from 212 to 534.

The £200,000 Government investment follows similar implementations at Liverpool Street and Euston, and takes the number of new cycle spaces provided at major London stations to over 500 within the last year.

Campaigns manager Tom Bogdanowicz said, "Over the years, LCC has made countless representations to politicians and officials calling for increased cycle parking.

"Only last year we published photos of the massive bike tangles that occur at many stations due to insufficient bike stands

"We welcome the new stands at Waterloo and look forward to the day when every London inter-city railway station has at least 500 spaces. Victoria, St Pancras Paddington and other stations are all in urgent need of decent facilities."