York’s City Centre Cycle Parking Tops 1,000 Spaces
7:32am 2nd December 2013
As cycling in the region clicks up a gear City of York Council has increased the amount of parking spaces for bikes in the city centre to over 1,000.
Throughout 2013 the council has added space for an extra 150 bikes within the city centre, which has been done by adding new cycle racks and extending some existing racks. This has grown the number of spaces by 18 per-cent compared to the beginning of the year.
Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “As more people look to cycling as one of their transport options, as a cost effective and healthy mode of travel it is important that we continue to provide ample parking facilities for cyclists. We need to keep up with demand to make it as a convenient as possible for people to choose cycling and also so that cycles aren’t parked in inappropriate places, such as on railings.”
The new spaces are located on:
- King Street
- North Street
- Nunnery Lane car park
- Lendal (outside the Post Office)
The existing racks that have been extended are:
- Library Square
- Castle Museum
- Lendal (outside Zizzi’s)
- Castle Car Park
These locations were approved earlier this year following a consultation with local businesses, the Reinvigorate York board, North Yorkshire Police and ward councillors.
The new cycle racks are supported by the manager of Jack Wolfskin, Tim Lewis: “The extra cycle parking in Lendal helps more people make use of York’s extensive cycle network when shopping in the city centre. It is also a welcome addition for several members of staff who cycle to work.”
The council says it is investing £25,000 in the new facilities which are funded through the Local Transport Plan (LTP).
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