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24-hour secure parking for cycles
Artist's impression of cycle park
The facility can hold 125 bikes
A hi-tech smart card locking system is being used to offer 24-hour secure cycle parking at a busy transport hub in north London.

Cyclists will be able to leave their bikes at the facility in Finsbury Park at a cost of 50p for 24 hours.

The 675,000 undercover bike park will be staffed at peak hours and provide secure parking for 125 bikes.

Transport for London (TfL), which is piloting the system, hopes to roll it out at other transport interchanges.

Cycle network access

Cyclists will be able to use the cards to access the cycle park 24 hours a day, with staff on hand to provide and top up cards at peak hours during the week and during the day at weekends.

Barry Broe, from TfL, said it was one way they were trying to increase cycle usage.

"More than 36,000 people use Finsbury Park station every weekday morning and the new facility will give them the option to cycle to the station and leave their bike safe in the knowledge it will be protected from both the weather and theft."

Located in Stroud Green Road the cycle park is adjacent to Station Place bus station and Finsbury Park station and provides direct access to the park and the London Cycle Network.


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