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Extra Cycle Parking For Leith

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  • Started 10 years ago by greenerleith
  • Latest reply from SRD

  1. greenerleith
    Member

    We're pleased to announce we've managed to get some extra funding to expand cycling parking facilities in Leith - should be installed by the end of the financial year.

    More info here:

    http://www.greenerleith.org/greener-leith-news/2010/1/15/more-safe-cycle-parking-coming-to-leith.html

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. Kim
    Member

    Good news! How do we get this for the rest of the city?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    Photo Anthony Lau

    "How do we get this for the rest of the city?l"

    The Council has 'trialled' the CycleHoop in West Nicholson Street so it's good that there will be more in Leith.

    They are quite neat and can be fixed more quickly/easily than standard 'Edinburgh Racks'. The city centre could do with some more - e.g. Princes Street - but CycleHoops aren't approved for the "World Heritage Site" (yet?).

    The cycle team at the Council is happy to get suggested sites - send to cycling@edinburgh.gov.uk. (Photos of exact poles/locations help - so get your camera phones out!)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. Kim
    Member

    I am not sure a few CycleHoops are the solution, people already use street furniture to secure their bikes, but there just aren't enough place available as I have said elsewhere before.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "I am not sure a few CycleHoops are the solution, people already use street furniture to secure their bikes"

    True, but it's not 'either or'. CycleHoops can be fixed to existing posts. They make a 'statement' - and, importantly, greatly reduce the chance of bikes falling over.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. Arellcat
    Moderator

    A few CycleHoops might not go amiss along Bruntsfield Place. From memory the nearest Sheffield stands are beside the supermarkets at Leven St and Holy Corner, and most of the furniture is low height and low security street sign poles. I suppose one could use the racks at Edinburgh Bicycle, but that's a bit unfair on patrons if it's busy.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    You obviously go up BP too fast.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. Arellcat
    Moderator

    That's entirely possible. I shall endeavour to observe the facilities with renewed vigour.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. SRD
    Moderator

    My nomination: Morrison St outside/opposite Chop Chop. I'll try to remember to email if I can find a better description.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. Kim
    Member

    Don't get me wrong chdot, I am not against the CycleHoops, sure they make a statement and help stop bikes falling over. But there is a need for a lot more capacity than can be afforded by the current street furniture. In popular areas it is already difficult to find somewhere to secure your bike as all the street furniture is already in use, the CycleHoops aren't going to be able to change this situation.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    If there are places that need extra capacity get sending the emails to the council.

    (I don't mean "if" do I!)

    In London they put in masses of 'overcapacity'. It eventually got filled...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  12. Kim
    Member

    Just had another idea add the cycle parking to the Edinburgh CycleStreets Photomap, just not sure how to do it.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  13. wingpig
    Member

    The Asda needs at least one of those hoop things so that the sign near the cashpoints at the Chancelot-proximate corner will not be a cruel lie...

    IMAG0249 by wingpig, on Flickr

    Posted 9 years ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    @Wingpig

    Not actually been to that ASDA. Presumably racks are planned?? I presume this is ASDA's land/responsibility?

    Meanwhile CEC is working on this year's 'set' of racks.

    Most will be Sheffield/Edinburgh type but some wil be CycleHoops (Pear Tree pic above). Official line is - "They don't necessarily increase the amount of parking available but they do formalise it, make it more secure and practical
    and improve its image".

    In addition, "we have plans for large increases in on-street parking in the city centre, and then in smaller 'town centres' (i.e. Morningside, etc)".

    This is clearly good news, though I don't suppose Princes Street is included...

    CycleHoops would be ideal in Raeburn Place.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  15. SRD
    Moderator

    I was delighted to see that a cyclehoop had appeared outside ChopChop, especially when I recollected that it was on a list somewhere of places we wanted them -- although taken aback to see that it was 2 years ago!

    Posted 7 years ago #

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