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Photo listing: cycle parking (good practice)

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Secure cycle parking and well-marked space for a cargo bike

More cycle parking near Nantes station

Tools and spaces for larger bikes at Nantes station

Pump and spaces for larger bikes at Nantes station

New covered two-tier cycle parking and bike-sharing station at Nantes station

[Image taken 17.1.23] St Hilda’s, Tang Hall Lane, York. Clear signage you can’t miss on the front of St Hilda’s www.achurchnearyou.com/church/18968/. Plus the gate was open to the space down the side of the church so there was no confusion … [more]

Amsterdam will open its huge underwater bicycle parking at central station on 26 January: local TV station AT5 was allowed to take a look inside. https://t.co/qETaf9X4Bc https://t.co/2yG1GRwU4x

St John’s Innovation Centre covered racks

Grafton Centre

[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] For people arriving with children by car, or people with mobility issues arriving by car, the parking spaces here are easy to find. Though they are not … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Child’s cycle secured on its own at Aldi (https://stores.aldi.co.uk/york/water-lane) today. Did the child cycle and the parent walk? A cheering sight. … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] I persevere with campaigning for cycle parking including at retail outlets: getting it installed; getting it upgraded; getting it better spaced. Why? … [more]

[Image taken 8.1.23] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Wickes’ (www.wickes.co.uk/store/8471) racks were the busiest I’ve seen them. Our group of two, another customer on his own, a family of three (see: … [more]

Covered cycle parking at St. John’s Innovation Centre.

An upside down globe and stainless steel racks.

[Image taken 31.12.22] Supersonic Cafe, The Stonebow, York. The cafe (https://supersonicfitness.co.uk/eat/) at the Supersonic Fitness Club (https://supersonicfitness.co.uk/) is open to all. It’s good. It's great for watching traffic - … [more]

[Image taken 28.12.22] Library Square, (off Museum Street/Lendal Bridge), York. The arrangement of the racks (Sheffield design) enable parking for longer and wider cycles such as this Bakfiets. Other images today: #188965, #188966, #188967, … [more]

Glad to see the cycle parking finally installed & being used outside Commute Cafe in St Ives ( a 'toastrack' so can be removed during the Michaelmas Fair) https://t.co/2wNpvCzZNU

[Image taken 11.12.22] Clifton Moor Leisure Park, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Locksharing. Context: #188721.

[Image taken 11.12.22] Clifton Moor Leisure Park, Clifton Moor Gate, York. Image taken to show ‘locksharing’. Four cycles, one lock. Only possible if the parking provision accommodates, as here. The cycle parking is also good for other … [more]

Manchester Urmston rail station cycle parking under cover on platform. Lots of CCTV coverage.

Manchester Urmston Rail Station. Cycle Parking near entrance. 4 existing stands and 4 new ones with a green cycle image.

[Image taken 10.12.22] Library Square, York. Compare with the rack design and space allocated for cycles at a Co-op I passed en route: #188686, #188687. Other image today and links: #188672.

King Street, Bristol

Racks near where the Colston statue was dumped in the River Frome, see #188518.

Gloucester Road, Bristol. Racks outside a fireworks shop and a falafel place.

Banksy Style graffiti on Park Street Bristol with an audience.

Charlotte Street cycle racks

One of the sets of sheltered cycle parking at the Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park.

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. A practical design to carry kith (two child seats) and kit – the panniers at the rear and the sizeable bag on the front rack. It has its own stand but is secured to the sheffield stand. The spacing … [more]

[Image taken 1.12.22] Rail station, York. This cycle is a regular sight around the city: #166520. It is a bakfiets (www.bakfiets.com/). It has a large turning circle and also requires a lot of space to stow. But the well spaced racks at … [more]

Covered cycle parking at a tram stop, Caen

Racks outside Castle Park café.

Space reserved for cargo bikes

[Image taken 6.10.17] Haxby Shopping Centre, off The Village, Haxby. Sheffields where people need them: close to shopping and cafes. Context and other racks nearby: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. The bollards and the planter protect the cycles using these Sheffields from motor vehicles. Other image here today and links: #188093.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Adequate rather than generous spacing but they provide securing and supporting points for people visiting the shops and cafes here. Other image here today and links: #188093.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. As I was taking these images, someone arrived on the black cycle in the background and simply locked it to itself against the planter. They are clearly appreciated and well used by regulars. Other … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Cycle parking where people need it and which is easy to find and protected from motor vehicles - here by the bollards and the planter. Other images these racks here today: #188094, #188095, … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Generous space for larger/wider cycles and/or a family or group of friends sharing a lock. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. 120cm between the upright/support/securing point and the area marked for cycles, plus a further 70cm to the edge of the CYCLES label painted on the tarmac, and 95cm from there to the carriageway. … [more]

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Adequate spacing around the uprights/supports makes this cycle parking practical, comfortable and convenient to use. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Lots of space for 'York' cycles - bespoke or retrofitted designs for transporting family, goods or animals - at this end. Other images here today: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Sheffields where people can use them and find them. Clearly labelled - what they are, who they are for. Protected from motor vehicles by the bollard. Overview and links: #188087.

[Image taken 26.11.22] The Village, Haxby. Street view seems to show dead space here in 2019. This is good practice. They are on the main road - a genuine nudge: you can't miss them; close to shops and cafes and a lit pedestrian crossing; … [more]

Racks at the Ironworks development.

Photographed a bike rail I quite liked when in Gdańsk, says a niece. Świętojańska 42, 80-840 Gdańsk, Poland

Bike Stop (in English!) by the river Inn at Brixlegg - shelter, inner tube dispenser, map and route signs

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Low key cycle parking provision. I’ve cycled past these a few times without noticing them. I’d like to see ‘Cycle parking’ above them in large type on a large sign. And signposting to cycle … [more]

[Image taken 12.11.22] Stirling Road, York. Sheffield stands. Under cover. Space 'head'/'in front' of the supports (ie between the rack and the wall). Close-ish to the entrance of the bowling alley: tenpin … [more]

[Image taken 7.11.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] This customer seems to be a regular: #186150. Other trailer here today and links: #187542.

[Image taken 4.11.22] St Barnabas, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road, York. Context and links: #187498.

[Image taken 4.11.22] St Barnabas, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman Road, York. St Barnabas (https://stbarnabasyork.org.uk/) was the site of several of my York firsts. A consultation – about York Central www.yorkcentral.info/; realisation people who … [more]

[Image taken 27.10.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The two racks parallel to the building/car park edge create space for longer rigs. This trailer does not obstruct the covered pedestrian/wheelchair route … [more]

[Image taken 25.10.22] Wellington Row, York. Context and links: #187236.

[Image taken 25.10.22] Wellington Row, York. Context and links: #187236.

[Image taken 25.10.22] Wellington Row, York. This cycle/a cycle is usually at this location when I pass (see also: #173065). Today I stopped to see if/how it was secured. There is cycle parking within 50m but although I've reported it, it's … [more]

Cycle contraflow, cycle parking and a huge full bike-sharing station

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] The trailer is expertly packed. The owner said he’d spent £65 on this one shop. People who cycle spend money. We are worth providing convenient cycle … [more]

[Image taken 17.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] There is easily room for a trailer and still space for people to walk/push cycles/trolleys behind and be under cover/off the car parking area. Other … [more]

Cycleway and more cycle parking at Ghent Dampoort station

There's a huge amount of covered cycle parking at Ghent Dampoort station

There's a huge amount of covered cycle parking at Ghent Dampoort station

Covered municipal parking for bikes, scooters and motorbikes (and e-bike charging)

Road closure and cycle parking at a school, Paris

A bike hanger - still pretty rare in France

Covered municipal parking for bikes, scooters and motorbikes (and e-bike charging)

[Image taken 12.10.22] Cambridge to London train. [No geographical location] "Image taken today on Cambridge to London Liverpool Street. ***Brand new train.*** It's an area of tip up seats, but the interesting detail is the device you can … [more]

[Image taken 12.10.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Other image today and links: #186618. The covered Sheffields here accommodate trailers as here and other longer rigs such as a trailer bike (an … [more]

[Image taken 28.9.22] Lidl, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The cycles on the row of Sheffields is fairly uniform in the distance they protrude behind the racks. One is longer (see: #186449, #186451). To support … [more]

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Context and links: #186337.

[Image taken 27.9.22] Explore York, Library Square, York. Ah, this is what the Sheffield stands here used to look like pre-covid… Full. And with a variety of designs – ‘York’ cycles I call them - used for transporting goods and people in … [more]

[Image taken 25.9.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, Clifton Moor, York. [NOTE: No streetview at this location] Five cycles using the racks at this DIY outlet today. The bollards protect: the cycles, the people on them, and the large manoeuvring … [more]

[Image taken 22.9.22] Next to Bella Italia, Clifton Moor Gate, York. In most existing guides, the minimum recommended space between supports is 100cm. CYC is now recommending 120cm – this accommodates more shapes of people, panniers, … [more]

[More recent images - new problems but a positive meeting: #186340, #186341.] [Image taken 17.9.22] Screwfix, James Street, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] Returning two days after I emailed the CEO of Screwfix: action. The … [more]

The 'new' cycle parking by Bayeux cathedral (see #176947) has been replaced by covered Sheffield stands.

[Observation: Other trailer flyparked at this Aldi on a later date: #187542.] [Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. The trailer is a minimum of 84cm wide. And that's when it is not moving. In use it will require more space. And a … [more]

[Image taken 12.9.22] Aldi, Water Lane, York. I (still) don't know if the two Sheffields at right angles to the run of racks are/were intended to be used for cycle parking but they work for longer rigs. The cycle plus trailer is 280cm long. … [more]

[Image taken 9.9.22] Shipley rail station, Shipley. [Note: No street view at this exact location.] Just one cycle parking space - a flat topped Sheffield. It is too close to the wall to be used both sides. But it is clearly labelled with … [more]

Lots of cycle parking at the Co-op, Livigno

Colourful cycle parking area opposite the burned down Mackintosh art centre, glasgow.

Renfrew Street, Glasgow

Covered racks Gorbals

Merchant City, Glasgow

Argyle Street

[Image taken 20.8.22] LNER Community Stadium, York. York was playing at home. The carparks were chokka. But so were the Sheffield racks. I am noticing motorcycles appearing in cycle parking where I haven't seen any before. There was … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Deangate, York. The racks are still too close to the kerb (see: #182113. But the bollard is protecting the endspace. There’s room for a ‘york’cycle – a wider and/or longer design bespoke or adapted for one or all of … [more]

[Image taken 20.8.22] Rodgers, Julia Avenue, Monks Cross, Huntington, York. [NOTE: street view shows the pre-2018 iteration of this outlet.] Context: #175252. City of York Council Planning Enforcement reconsidered. And now Rodgers has … [more]

[Image taken 12.8.22] Covid vaccination centre, Pedestrian and Cycle Entrance, Askham Bar, Tadcaster Road, York. [NOTE: Location approximate] Tier hire e-scooters and e-cycles. And the excellent cycle parking: Sheffields, well spaced (wide … [more]

Good morning @sgloscouncil Please pass on my thanks to your highways team, for the recent works to permanently close my road to through traffic 🚧 Pedestrians, cyclists and even the occasional horse rider are all still welcome ⤵️ … [more]

Bench and bike stand near Burn airfield. A few of these have been put in as part of the improvements here.

[Image taken in 2018] Queen Anne Terrace car park, Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1. [NOTE: No street view in this location] This cycle parking space is with others in the Queen Anne Terrace car park … [more]

Typical Graz - lots of bikes on their kickstands outside a restaurant.

Typical Graz - cycle stands to the right, a (mostly) tidy row of bikes on their kickstands to the left.

Typical Graz - lots of cycle stands, and then tidy rows of bikes on their kickstands too.

M shaped racks at Saxmundham railway station.

[UPDATE 29.7.22. I asked: "Have you changed the operating model? Have you changed the rental rates? Have you changed the geo-fencing?" Response from Tier; "Yes, CYC passed the decision to permit TIER e-bikes to be parked at cycle racks … [more]

Travis Perkins/Islamic Centre racks on Devonshire Road.

[Image taken 18.7.22] Tower Gardens, York. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Well-spaced racks (115cm between the supports) with end spaces that can accommodate longer and/or wider cycles or groups/families sharing locks … [more]

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