Cambridge: Plan For 850 Cycle Spaces
18 July 2013, 06:00
Cambridge City Council wants to know if residents want to see futher improvements to cycle parking in the city.
In October 2012, the City Council allocated £500,000 to provide better cycling parking including dealing with the number of bikes which are randomly left unsecured against buildings which can cause an obstruction to pedestrians and other cyclists.
Now, the authority says it wants to know if bicycling tourists, residents and commuters would like to have a third undercover cycle park, similar to those at the Grand Arcade and Park Street.
The study will be given to the Environment Scrutiny Committee in October (8th) - and the public can have their say on the plans until Friday the 23rd of August.
You can submit your views online via https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/city-centre-cycle-parking
In person, you can read the information boards on the 1st Floor opposite the Council Chamber at the Guildhall in Market Square (9am-5pm) Monday to Friday.
Also at the Guildhall, council staff will be able to discuss the plans on Monday 29th July 5pm-8pm and Tuesday 6th August 10am-2pm.
According to the Department for Transport, Cambridge is The UK's 'cycling capital'.
A study by the department found 47% of the city's adults cycle at least once per week.
Across the UK, only around 10% of adults cycle once a week.
25% of the adults questioned in Cambridge said they cycled at least five times a week.