Posted by: om41800 | 24/02/2012

Free Cycle Stands

A new cycle parking scheme has been launched in Sheffield that lets organisations apply for free cycle stands.

Community groups, small businesses, surgeries, shops, offices, churches and voluntary sector organisations can all apply for up to two new cycle parking stands. Each stand holds two bikes neatly and securely. The recipient is responsible for installing them on their own premises in a location agreed with the scheme organiser.

The community cycle parking scheme is supported by Sheffield City Council and is managed by a social enterprise called ParkThatBike.  From Sheffield City Council, Councillor Leigh Bramall, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “Cycling in Sheffield has never been so popular.  It’s important that as a council we support people in their travel choices, and that employers can support their employees. Good cycle parking reduces the likelihood of theft or damage. This scheme is part of a South Yorkshire county-wide project using money that is specifically ring fenced for sustainable projects.” From ParkThatBike, Peter Andrews, Director said: “This is a simple, cost-effective initiative to combat cycle theft and to make cycling easier and more convenient. We’re particularly keen to see applications from small businesses, community groups and good causes that would otherwise struggle to afford quality cycle parking.

” To apply for a pair of cycle stands visit http://www.ParkThatBike.com phone 01594 564 344. Only 120 stands are available overall – so it’s first come, first served!  Poster Sheffield — FINAL

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