BXAG behind the bike shed

Been wondering what the diggers have been up to at Brockley Station? Rupert from the Brockley Cross Action Group explains:

TfL's contractor are installing a new bike shelter for 20 bikes. After the construction of the new ticket barriers at the start of the year and the loss of the old bike shelter I have been banging on at TfL about installing a replacement shelter as they hadn't actually thought about this when they first arrived on site to build the new ticket barrier structure. So you can thank or blame me for this! 

It is the only place left around the Station where a bike shelter can go - it is certainly not the cheap option so we should be thankful they committed themselves to sorting out the replacement. Hopefully it will bring an end to having bikes locked up everywhere else and should improve security for bike owners.

The work has been going on for weeks, which must make this the most elaborate bike shed construction in history.

17 comments:

Mb said...

If a jobs worth doing.... *reaches for biscuit*

Anonymous said...

...it's worth doing slowly and with full union representation eh Mb!

Do you know what you're doing for your annual boxing day strike party yet?

Mb said...

Can't talk...eating

Anonymous said...

Aha, the Christmas hobnob?

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/biscuits/views.php3?filter=12

Anonymous said...

Bikeshed of the type immortalised in sentimental memories of schooldays?

Or some utilitarian health and safety model?

Lou Baker said...

Two weeks to put up a bike shed?

Seriously.

Rant rant rant. Public services.

Rant rant rant. Our taxes.

Rant rant rant. Unions.

Hob nobs. MB. Rant.

Two weeks? Seriously.

Rant over.

Anonymous said...

where is it then?

Anonymous said...

I'm quite keen to park my bike somewhere

terrencetrentderby said...

The politburo of the Honest Fare Movement applauds TFL for this brilliant showpiece project.

It was well worth the 2 weeks and 1,000,000 comrades who died constructing it.

Anonymous said...

Seems a bit overkill to me, outside Top Chef you just lean your bike against a table

Anonymous said...

20 bikes? Is that enough?

Not one of those Anonymous said...

very important facility but a shame they had to dig out trees and greenery to make way for it. and a shame it will probably look as cheap as the new little ticket hut (though no doubt they'll somehow make sure the two aren't quite in keeping)

2 weeks doesn't seem that long to take over something that 1000s of us will have to walk past every day. it would be good if they made it look good.

rant aside, i'm quite glad they are at least paying attention to the station.

Malpas Simon said...

It is a shame that they had to dig out the existing planted area, however, no trees were removed and BXAG fought to get TfL to recognise other sites for bikes by the station. Various factors (whilst trying not to bore you, gas pipes etc etc) prevented construction anywhere but there, it was not the cheap option for Tfl but that is where they had to put, it so they did.

This was brought up in the BXAG AGM a month or so ago which was the first BXAG meeting i actually managed to attend in the 3 years I've lived here. Check out the next meeting, I was surprised at how much they are actually involved in.

Anonymous said...

i think they are doing all the stations round here. Crofton Park has just had a new cycle facility. finished last week.

BeingMe said...

Two weeks more or less is still progress far beyond..." the council are considering the plans..."
On another note is there any chance of finding out who can paint over the graffiti developing on the station bridges... I'm all for street art when done well but tags give the place a sense of "messiness".....

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if anything is happening on the nearby scrap of land with the Pavilion sign?

Anonymous said...

Anon 13.53
Ear marked for shops on ground floor with 5 floors above comprising of flats.

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