Secure cycle parking hubs for flats / high density areas

Many flats / high density accommodation were built before the planning requirement to provide cycle parking facilities.  A lot of this accommodation is too cramped for a bike to be stored in the flat and there are health & safety problems on the stairs.  This prevents people from cycling to work and for leisure.  

Establish some secure cycling parking hubs which people could subscribe to and park their bikes.  A small monthly charge could be made to become a member of the scheme.  


Why the contribution is important

This would remove a big block affecting thousands of people which prevents them from owning and using a bike.  

More people would cycle to work and use their bikes for leisure which would have positive health benefits, lowering stress and reducing obesity

It would solve the battle between landlords and tenants about bikes on stair wells. It would lower theft as many bikes are locked outside people's flats as they don't have storage for them - the bikes deteriorate as they are exposed to the elements.  





by user961282 on November 14, 2013 at 02:35PM

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  • Posted by user155053 November 18, 2013 at 19:00

    I agree absolutely although these could be an eyesore. A subterranean storage solution is called Eco-cycle is used in Tokyo:
  • Posted by user412750 January 05, 2014 at 23:36

    This clearly captures a problem, and I agree that provision needs to be made for those who don't have their own secure cycling. How about using empty shops be used? There are plenty of them about.
  • Posted by user553346 January 14, 2014 at 16:54

    A requirement for cycling parking within, or attached to, new developments (such as the Enterprise Znne) should be part of the planning process. Experience with the Armidale Place development on Bath Buildings suggests that such a requirement would need to be attached to security standards on access, monitoring and an appropriate set of construction standards. A review of all Council buildings should assess needs and recommend a plan for gradual upgrading of all those that fell short of the best standards.
  • Posted by user197097 January 23, 2014 at 11:56

    Life Cycle UK have published really helpful guidance on this at

    It has been sent to senior transport and planning officers and I hope that they will give it serious consideration.
  • Posted by user848220 December 24, 2014 at 10:06

    This idea supports our existing approach to improve delivery of cycle parking. We are already trialling secure Cycle Hubs on street. For example at Park Street Avenue and King Street. We are also trialling cycle hangers at Eldon Terrace, Windmill Hill with the community through Local Sustainable Transport Funding (LSTF).

    We are moving to a more joined-up approach to this, so that Development Management Officers and Sustainable Transport Delivery Team Officers work together to ensure we are working with up-to-date knowledge of the best designs for delivery, and use this knowledge in future negotiations with developers.
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