Bicycle racks and lock ups

How about to go along with the new residents parking schemes we have more bicycle racks in residential streets and even bicycle lock ups (shelters perhaps)? This would encourage the use of bicycles, especially for those in homes with little or no space to store bicycles. 

Why the contribution is important

Because it reduces traffic on Bristol's streets.  

by user250198 on November 26, 2013 at 10:51PM

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  • Posted by user923102 November 27, 2013 at 11:16

    Great idea. I have lived in many Bristol Flats and houses where there is really limited/no space to keep a bike. They would need to be secure, in well lit areas to prevent theft.
  • Posted by user250198 November 29, 2013 at 08:17

    Thanks Cycle1, much appreciated. Yes, security is an issue. No doubt there's a solution to that. I also thought that the idea would encourage people to visit others via bicycle rather than car. Visitors wouldn't need visitors permits nor have meters to pay and the security issue would be less hot because they'd be locking up short term (generally, I imagine) so ordinary bike racks would suffice.
  • Posted by user534668 December 03, 2013 at 16:25

    I think this is a great idea. My partner and I own two bikes rather than a car, and have to keep them in our tiny kitchen. We have no room for spare bikes when friends come to visit. It would make life a lot easier if there was a cycle rack or lock up on our street. If we owned a car we could park on street, and our visitors could. These provisions should be available to cyclists too.
  • Posted by user412750 December 20, 2013 at 16:54

    Good idea. Why should we assume that cycle racks are only needed outside shops?

    These cycle racks should be located in the light of street lamps as a security measure.
  • Posted by user122507 December 20, 2013 at 19:37

    They could be big lockers where you pay a small fee by txt.
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