Manchester commuters are being given the option to ‘ride or drive’ into the city centre, thanks to office space providers Bruntwood.
Bruntwood is to offer commuters the choice of cycling or driving to work by providing both bike storage and car parking spaces at Elliot House in Manchester city centre. This latest initiative on the part of Bruntwood follows last year’s launch of the company’s managed cycle storage facility at City Tower, Piccadilly; a scheme which is managed in conjunction with Transport for Greater Manchester.
Work by bike is expected to increase dramatically
The City Tower Cycle Hub provides cycle storage along with shower facilities and lockers at a cost of £200 per year; however members who opt for cycle storage only pay £100 per year.
230 members currently make use of the scheme and further ‘hubs’ are currently under development across the Manchester area. The cycle hubs form part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Commuter Cycle Project which also provides free adult cycle training and bike maintenance sessions.
Transport for Greater Manchester recently received an award of £20m in funding as part of the government’s Cycle City Ambition Grant and the number of people commuting to work by bike is expected to increase dramatically, both in Manchester and across the UK.
With this in mind we’re sure that more and more city centre offices will be offering facilities for commuters who want to cycle to work so watch this space…
Posted November 12, 2013