Cyclists in Twickenham will soon find more space to safely lock their bikes, now an upgrade of part of Church Street Square has been approved after nearby shops were consulted.
Currently there are just two bike racks in the square, but the growing number of cyclists in the town means people lock their bikes to the benches so more racks are needed.
The Council is planning to refurbish and move the benches which back on to Church Street closer into the square. This will allow space for five cycle stands to be introduced so 10 bikes could be locked against them. A new tree will also be planted to add to the ambiance and other small environmental issues will be dealt with as part of the upgrade.
The works are due to start on 21 November, and should take less than a week to complete. No roads will be closed while the work is carried out.
As well as installing new bike racks in Church Street, the Council has already installed 15 new cycle stands in London Road in Twickenham.
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