‘Park and cycle’ starts in Winchester

Press Release: 04/09/2014

Cllr Jan Warwick and Cllr Mike Southgate on their bikes

An innovative ‘park and cycle’ scheme starts in Winchester this week (Thursday, 4 September).

Drivers can buy special tickets to park at South Winchester Park and Ride and cycle into the city along the attractive Viaduct Way or indeed any route they choose.

The two-year trial will see 50 annual season tickets available from Winchester City Council at £110 each, a fifth of the cost of regular park and ride using the bus.

Cllr Mike Southgate, Portfolio Holder for Transport, and Cycling Champion, said:

The restoration and opening of Hockley Viaduct as part of National Cycle Network Route 23 means we can offer this new option of park and cycle at the South Park and Ride.

Cllr Jan Warwick, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, added:

We expect that the growing popularity of cycling and its health and environmental benefits will make this scheme an attractive alternative.

To find out more visit Park and Cycle Season Ticket.

Cycle-lockers are available at the South Park and Ride – you'll need your own padlock - and there is a locked, shared cycle shelter which people can use by emailing parkandride@winchester.gov.uk.