Laura Laker December 19 2016
From certain angles, if you squint, just maybe… Chelmsford’s bike parking does actually resemble a scene from the Netherlands…
It’s perhaps not every day Chelmsford is mistaken for a town in the Netherlands, but the cycle parking at its railway station – and the numbers of bikes parked there – have encouraged the comparison.
In July 2013 1,000 bike parking spaces were installed at Chelmsford Station, the first of five CyclePoint facilities installed across Abellio Greater Anglia’s stations.
The train company is owned by Abellio which iis the international arm of the Dutch national rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
It says that Chelmsford station’s cycle parking which, like other CyclePoint facilities includes changing rooms as well as cycle parking, is “regularly close to capacity”.