The new bicycle shelter/storage solution can be found next to the town centre playpark and near Dolerw Park, Newtown, and has been funded by Welsh Government and Avanti West Coast through their Community Rail Partnership Fund, with additional support from Open Newtown, The Cambrian Rail Partnership, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and Powys County Council.
The hub has been designed and constructed by Turvec Bike Storage Solutions using premium timber and glass panelling. With the addition of a sedum roof and integrated Solar PV array (providing the power for lights and charging points).
Key-code access keeps the shelter secure, and integrated drainage removes the need for external guttering.
Registered users will be given an access code to the door and will be required to use their own lock to secure their bike to a stand. The bike hub also houses the towns first public e-charging facilities for users with electric bikes.
For a small annual fee, regular users can access this facility, allowing them to store their bike securely in a central location when travelling to and from work, as well as for accessing services in the town.
Visitors and ad hoc users will be able to gain access to the shelter by spring 2022.
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