The Square Camberley opens Bike Park facility
The Square Camberley has announced the launch of its brand-new FREE Bike Park, providing a safe and sustainable transport option for local residents.
Following on from Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Camberley Town Centre improvement works, this new initiative offers a free to use bicycle parking facility that can accommodate up to 24 bikes. The improvement works to the A30, recently started by Surrey County Council, include a staggered toucan crossing at the A30/Knoll Road junction alongside a widened cycle track into the Camberley town centre. The improvement works combined with the increased number of local residents now working from home will empower many more people to travel into The Square in an active and environmentally friendly way.
Keen cyclists and cycling newbies will also benefit from the recently opened cycle shop in Park Street, I Love My Bike, where they can obtain bicycle servicing and repairs, accessories, as well as the latest in cycling technology.
The installation of the new Bike Park aligns with research carried out for theBikeIsBest organisation, seeing 77%1 of Brits support changes in their local area to encourage more cycling and walking.
The Bike Park is located in Princess Way, next to Greggs, works on a first come first served basis and will be open from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 7.30pm and on Sundays between 10am – 4.45pm. Bike security is the responsibility of the bike owner and the Bike Park includes information on how to park bikes securely.
Rhoda Joseph, Centre Manager, The Square Camberley, said: “We’re delighted to welcome The Mayor of Camberley, Cllr Pat Tedder, to open the free to use Bike Park at The Square Camberley. Following the local improvement works, combined with many residents in Camberley embracing cycling during the pandemic, we’re thrilled we can now cater for cyclists to access our fantastic amenities in a more environmentally friendly way.
The new Bike Park will not only accommodate those cycling into the centre for shopping and meeting friends but we hope will also encourage more people to turn to pedal power for short journeys.”