Providing secure places to park bicycles is a simple and effective way to encourage cycling by making people on bikes feel welcome. In some areas of Cambridge residents have got used to all the spare street space being allocated to the storage of motor vehicles with very little space for bikes. The result has been badly-parked bikes cluttering hallways or clinging to drainpipes and other street furniture. The experience on Thoday Street where some on-carriageway racks have been installed is a good example of how the problem can be addressed.
Camcycle resolves to:
- Champion the replacement of on street car parking with cycle parking where it is clearly needed
- Identify streets where this should and can be achieved
- Work with local councillors to survey demand
- Where there is sufficient local support, work with local councillors to prepare proposals for funding, for example, from the Local Highways Improvement fund.
We recently surveyed residents in Romsey to find out their views on street cycle parking. Our Street Cycle Parking report has been sent to councillors and officers to consider.
If better Street Cycle Parking is an issue you’d like to get involved in, we’d welcome your input. Campaign members can join the discussion on our forum, Cyclescape. Let us know where you think we should be focusing our efforts and how you can help us achieve our aims.
Do you know somewhere that is desperately in need of Street Cycle Parking? Do you struggle to get a pushchair past a pavement of badly-parked bikes or find it hard to find a secure place to leave your bike when visiting your local shops? Contact us and let us know.
Become a member and help us campaign on Street Cycle Parking and other cycling issues you care about.
We’re a charity and promotion and materials are part of our campaigning costs. With your help, we can spread the word about the Street Cycle Parking project, create surveys to gauge the views of local residents and produce other materials to further the project’s aims.