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Three cheers for Coventry City Council

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Mister Paul, 20 May 2008.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Interesting that the article links cycling with climate change, that would be well down my list of benefits of cycling .
  3. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    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.
  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

  5. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    £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.
  6. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Excellent - finally a facility not a farcility.
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Make sure you write to them to congratulate them. A pat on the back encourages them to do more. :ohmy:
  8. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    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.
  9. discplayer

    discplayer New Member


    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.
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Ah, so it looks like Mister Paul may have been a little hasty? Oh dear!
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    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.
  12. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    You are so right:biggrin::biggrin:
  13. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    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.
  14. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    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? :rolleyes:
  15. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    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.