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New cycle hub

Cycling to work will be made easier in Bury thanks to a new bike hub.

Work has started on the new facility at Bury Interchange and is expected to be completed by the spring.

The cycle hub will include around 50 enclosed, secure cycle parking stands and lockers suitable for storing equipment such as cycle helmets and wet weather clothing. Access will be provided on a membership basis by using a swipe card and CCTV will provide additional security.

The project, by Transport for Greater Manchester, is being paid for with a £4.9m grant from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF). It is part of a wider Commuter Cycle Project, which will provide around 1,000 new secure cycle parking spaces across Greater Manchester as well as cycling information, cycle training and cycle maintenance courses.

Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “The hubs will provide the foundations for a real change in the way people think about cycling; they will help to break down some of the barriers – both real and perceived – that currently stop people from taking their bike to work.

“Having the hub at Bury Interchange means it will be well-placed for people travelling to the market and town centre businesses, as well as for people wanting to store their bikes before using bus and Metrolink services to travel further afield.

“So it’s a perfect fit for the ambitions of the wider Commuter Cycle Project, which is a very important first step on the path to achieving the ambitious aims covered by our full Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid.”

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