Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Mister Paul, 20 May 2008.
Interesting that the article links cycling with climate change, that would be well down my list of benefits of cycling .
must say coventry is not the nicest place to cycle - fortunately I keep well away from the city centre. Tis a shame the hospital walsgrave hasn't followed the example though, its installed a load of those wheelbender bike stands - the ones you cant lock your frame to - rather daft if you ask me.
I rode through Coventry at the weekend and judging by the state of some of the roads I encountered, I think it would be nice if the council also spent some money on filling potholes!
Also of interest - I spotted a poster advertising the Coventry Festival of Cycling on Sunday 25th of May. Unfortunately I'll miss it because I returned to Yorkshire today.
£42k won't go far filling roads but providing secure cycle parking is a major bonus - Birmingham city council identified lack of storage/parking at origin and destination as the major barrier to cycle use.
Excellent - finally a facility not a farcility.
Make sure you write to them to congratulate them. A pat on the back encourages them to do more.
its been in place for over a year, fenced off no one has been able to get to it,
its also in one of the dodgeyest areas tucked behind all the loading docks for the city centre shops at the bottom of one end of a multi story car park
personally i'd not use it at all.
Also strange* that they don't link it with the health related work they do. For a council they're quite active on health issues.
* Actually, given the way many organisations work it's not that strange.
Ah, so it looks like Mister Paul may have been a little hasty? Oh dear!
I hope you have written to the hospital authorities and told them so, and also to the LA planning department to ask why permission was given for construction of something unfit for stated use.
You are so right
went past them today, none of them in use, no indication of how to use it or where and how to get access.
they've been built above the sheffield stands that used to be (and still are) there and replacing some cages (had to wait 5 mins to get one of the 8 cages that were there) the pole to lock to is very narrow and flimsy.
I've emailed them my congratulations and suggested they might act as an example to some of the London councils. Perhaps we should send Boris up for a look?
These sorts of facilities are often in dodgy car parks/areas, that is the nature of multistoreys. However, they're was one in town here, know what the total capacity was? 5 bikes. I say well done to them.
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