Glasgow cyclists can now apply for spaces in new on-street bike shelters
Cyclists can now apply for spaces in new on-street bike shelters which will start to be installed across the city this week.
The council , in partnership with Cyclehoop, announced in January that another 70 units would be placed around Glasgow.
Now, Cyclehoop has opened applications for 36 of these shelters, with the remaining units expected to go live in early March. Glasgow Times: The expansion has been agreed following significant demand for an initial 61 units, which were installed in June last year, with more than 1000 applicants on waiting lists for full shelters.
Cllr Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, said: “It’s great that we are now able to expand our on-street cycle storage scheme following the fantastic response to our initial pilot programme.
“A lack of suitable storage in flats and tenements has long been raised as an issue as bikes kept in stairwells can cause obstructions and be at greater risk of being stolen.
“We always knew there would be interest in the storage scheme but the demand for spaces during our initial programme has been remarkable.”Installation of the new units is expected to start today (Monday, February 28) and be completed in April. Each of the ‘Bikehangar’ shelters can store six bikes and spaces cost £6 per month.Residents on waiting lists have already been alerted via email to give them “priority access” to the new units.Cllr Richardson added: “Extending the scheme is essential to increase […]