18 January 2018

200 more reasons to cycle in Brighton & Hove

Two hundred new cycle parking spaces will have been installed in central Brighton & Hove by the end of this financial year.

The city council has just started a last phase for 2017/18 which will see stands installed for 124 bikes, mainly in central Brighton & Hove. Among 10 locations are Western Road, West Street, The Level and Palmeira Square.

Last autumn, stands for 74 bikes were installed as part of the Hanover and Elm Grove parking zone.

Since 2006 the council has installed parking for almost 2000 cycles.

Anyone can submit suggestions for locations for cycle stands using a form on the council website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cycleparking. New requests will be considered for the 2018/19 financial year.

Chair of the council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee, Cllr Gill Mitchell said: “Cycle parking is a good use of limited space and money. You can park about 10 bikes in the space of one car. Cycling is growing so much here that it can be difficult to find a secure cycle parking space in some areas. So we’ll continue with more installations next year and we’ll keep asking developers to provide them as part of planning permissions.”

Abandoned bikes occupying racks – or anywhere else - can be reported on 01273 292929.

Cycling to work across the city doubled between 2001 and 2011 according to the Census. Just under five per cent of its population cycle to work. Nine per cent of adult residents cycle at least once a week.

The local BTN Bikeshare scheme, launched last September, is reportedly the UK's most-used outside London.

Hanover has some of the 200 new cycle parking spaces
being installed by the council this financial year