Provide more cycle racks

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I AM urging the authorities to install more cycle racks at Sheffield station and to clear abandoned cycles from racks.

Racks on platforms 1, 3 and 4 are full when I travel about 9:45am on Tuesdays. York station has far more cycle racks yet it is a far smaller city.

I propose a target for cycle rack provision, perhaps 10% of cycle racks should be free at any time.

Recent notices warn cyclist not to lock cycles anywhere other than to the racks. But let’s consider why cyclists might do this: it is surely because the racks are full.

Full racks are inconvenient for cyclists and may lead to them switching from rail to car.

I look forward to hearing a proposal to resolve this issue. Failing this, I will raise it with my councillors, MP (Nick Clegg), Passenger Focus etc.

Julian Briggs, Stannington View Road, S10