Better facilities for cyclists at Wisbech’s Horsefair

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The Horsefair Shopping Centre is set to get a bigger and better cycle shelter thanks to a partnership scheme with Fenland District Council.

The new shelter, which is situated at the side of the centre’s Superdrug Store, will allow more than double the number of bikes to be housed there, taking the total number of spaces from 16 to 36.

“The new shelter will offer shoppers who prefer to visit the centre on bike additional spaces to leave them. The shelter is currently full to capacity on a daily basis. We hope that it will encourage others to be greener by using bikes rather than their cars to take shorter journeys,” said Horsefair manager, Kevin Smith.

“Work will begin on the shelter during the week commencing Monday, November 28th. We hope this work will not cause our shoppers any inconvenience,” he added.

Councillor Kit Owen, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible for transport and infrastructure, said: “We’re very pleased to have been able to work closely with the Horsefair to put this new shelter in place. By more than doubling the previous capacity it will make life a lot better for the increasing number of cyclists, both shoppers and commuters.

“It will also play its part in furthering two of our other aims - improving the street scene and promoting the use of sustainable transport.”