Get on your bike to get to station

Cllr David Franks at Luton station bike rack
Cllr David Franks at Luton station bike rack

‘Use your bike to get to the train’ – that’s the message from Luton Borough Council’s Lib Dem leader Councillor David Franks.

He was speaking after it was announced that the government will spend £237,000 boosting cycle facilities at Luton and Leagrave stations.

A grant of £176,000 will provide 228 secure cycle spaces at Luton while Leagrave will benefit to the tune of £61,700 for 40.

The money is part of a £62 million investment to improve cycling infrastructure and safety.

Cllr Franks said: “We’ve seen some improvements in Luton but much more work is needed and this additional funding comes at the right time.”

He added: “Cycling is healthy and there’s nothing more pleasing than whizzing on your bike past cars stuck in traffic.”

A First Capital Connect spokesman said: “ All the bike racks will be covered – both against the elements and by CCTV cameras – to improve security which will be monitored around the clock.”

Thirty new spaces will be available in the multi-storey car park by the end of March.