October 2011

Onstreet overnight bike parking

Edinburgh Council has unveiled its pilot scheme to install overnight bike parking in tenemental and other areas where bikes cannot be stored indoors.   If interested for your area, apply by 9 December.

As an outcome of the Council’s Active Travel Action Plan and the Spokes Domestic Bike Storage project, the council is now inviting applications from residents in areas where the only realistic option for adequate overnight bike parking is onstreet – i.e. in many of Edinburgh’s tenemental and/or heavily flatted areas.

The Council says “The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to increasing the percentage of all journeys in the city by bike to 10% by 2020. One of the biggest barriers to cycling in the city is a lack of suitable cycle parking for residents in tenement areas.

In recognition of this, the Council is considering providing on-street cycle parking in areas with tenement residences.  This will initially be done on a trial basis at a small number of locations.  We are planning to trial:

  • covered cycle racks;
  • individual lockers; and
  • uncovered cycle racks.”

Applications should ideally involve a local community organisation or group of residents who will be willing to assist in looking after the facility.

If you are interested for your tenement/flat area … please talk to your neighbours and apply by 9 December.   Application form [pdf 4.4MB]  application form [doc 764k].

If adequate space is available within your tenement or its grounds you may not qualify … but if so remember the Spokes factsheet How to be a Cycling Flat-Dweller, downloadable from our domestic bike storage page [printed copies also available].

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