|More bike parking at the station - a good sign!|
Today was a "rotational rest day" at work (that means I work five days from a six day pattern, with different mid-week days off on different weeks).
So I went for a quick lap round town, and I popped into the station, for a look around.
As you can see by the pic at the top of the post, there is now FOUR different types of parking!
- (just about visible if you look on the extreme left of the pic) a line of old-fashioned "wheelbender" racks;
- various blue metal hoops set into the ground
- the new "covered" hoops I have not seen here before
- the "creme de la creme" bike lockers (up against the station wall.
Not sure how long the new covered racks have been here, but they weren't there a couple of years ago when I made my last trip to the station.
Anyway, here are a couple of pics I took a few years ago of the "wheelbenders" and the "lockers".
They are still there, with the newer "loops" being additional, rather than replacement, facilities.
|A pic I took a few years back, showing the "wheelbender" racks at the local railwaty station.|
There are now quite a few of the more modern "loop" racks available, although the "wheelbenders" are still there.
|The bike lockers, photographed with Mermaid to give a sense of scale, a few years ago.|
They look to be the same now, and there are still 11 of them.