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Photo #188359

[Image taken 1.12.22] Moda, New York Square, Leeds. [Please note: location is approximate] Alas no images of the cycle parking. It was unusable. Tiered racks which were too close to each other and to the wall - you couldn't have loaded a cycle, and to the ceiling: you'd have raked the exposed cables etc. The 6ft male, also on the tour, was not able to budge any of the top tier of the two-storey designs he tried pulling out. There were a couple of Sheffields and these were the only racks in use when I visited. But most of these were too close to an upright structure to be able to wheel a cycle in sufficiently far for it to be supported by the upright. There was no provision for larger designs of cycle or locksharers. Plus points: the entry was level and it was very well lit: internally and from outside. The cycles were not relegated to the basement in this scheme. As a 5ft woman I felt safe. There were no water source, bins or space for repairs though. In the public space outside there were two ranks of Sheffields. Too close together for today's standards. All with a tapping bar - or for securing cargo cycles. These could also be used by staff and residents who wanted short stay provision. Ditto for visitors arriving for an hour or the evening. The resident would not have to stop what they were doing... cooking, or looking after dependants, etc to go and let their visitor in to the cycle parking. Further, delivery cyclists can secure their machines here while they drop off their wares. But the problem is clear: planners are overworked and don’t check on design or spacing. Presumably they simply check that the number spaces provided in the plans meets those required by the Council. Other image here today and links: #188358.

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