End old / abandoned cycle rack blocking
Bristol's got much better at providing cycle racks, however, many parking positions are blocked with abandoned bikes.
The racks are often used by people lacking storage facilities at home - which is fine. It's clear though that people leave the city and leave their bikes behind. Also, some people abandon their bikes after losing a wheel etc to theft.
All this reduces short term cycle parking.
Let's have a scheme which tags bikes and then removes them after 2 months. These abandoned bikes could then be given to charities and sold cheaply to a new owner to get more Bristol people biking.
Why the contribution is important
- Increases availability of short term bike parking
- Recycles old bikes before they deteriorate and become too rusty
- Reduces expenditure on new racks (still needed!) by maximising use of existing ones
by user961282 on November 14, 2013 at 02:56PM