Wednesday, 21 August 2013

High Capacity Cycle Stand Trial

Cambridge City Council are currently trialling a new design of high capacity cycle stand, as part of its major project to significantly increase the amount of secure cycle parking in the city centre.

The new cycle racks are a revision of the existing style of high capacity rack found in some locations in the city centre. This particular stand design facilitates closer spacing, is also shorter and therefore requires less space when empty. It also provides a fixed position for securing cycles to it, therefore reducing the risk of obstructions in confined pavement areas.

The trial location can be found in the small square next to Drummer Street Bus Station on Christ’s Lane. Cyclists are encouraged to try out these new stands and provide the City Council with their feedback by taking part in a short online survey by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/high-capacity-trial

A display board with QR code is also available at the trial location.

Tim Ward, Executive Councillor for Planning and Climate Change said: "These cycle stands have been designed to accommodate higher density cycle parking whilst minimising their impact on the public realm. I hope cyclists will take the opportunity to trial them and provide their feedback to inform the final design."