Better cycling infrastructure

I cycle to work normally. I cycle to do grocery shopping & to meet with friends. I have young children & we are trying to use our bike trailer rather than buses as normal. We desperately need better infrastructure - there are some good routes but not joined up. We need safe routes across the city in a joined up way. 
We also need places to securely store bikes - we've had issues with vandalism to bikes kept outside and we live in a tenement with no bike storage space.

Why the contribution is important

It enables cycling as a family and to allow us to use bikes to access the city with young children - with buses out much of the city and surrounds is inaccessible right now

by Hennis on July 31, 2020 at 12:50AM

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  • Posted by CHC2751 July 31, 2020 at 10:06

    Safe spaces to keep bikes is a big issue! I lived on the second floor of a tenement for a long time and getting mine and my kids bikes up and down the stairs was a nightmare. It's great that most new builds have cycle stores, but there needs to be something for all the tenement buildings. Take away a couple parking spaces on any street and put in a bike storage.
  • Posted by Goldenlily August 02, 2020 at 10:53

    Agree that much of the issue isn’t a lack of desire of willingness to cycle; it’s the infrastructure that isn’t set up for it. I have nowhere safe outside my 1 bedroom tenement flat to keep my bike; many new builds with balconies are told they cannot use their balcony for storage of a bicycle; and at my office there are no shower and change facilities.
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