Fourteen new cycle stands are being installed around Plymouth’s city centre and waterfront in the first phase of a scheme to improve cycle parking in the city.
Cycle stands are being installed in Armada Way and Exchange Street and near the Theatre Royal and Tinside Lido, helping to make cycling a more convenient travel option and encourage more people to get on their bikes.
Funded through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, the scheme will see a further four cycle stands installed on West Hoe Pier, four cycle stands on the Hoe Promenade and 33 cycle hoops across the city centre by the end of March.
In total, the new facilities provide cycle parking for 77 bikes (each cycle stand can accommodate two bikes).
Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Providing better cycle parking facilities is just one of a number of ways we are making cycling easier and more convenient for people in Plymouth. Cycling not only reduces congestion and pollution on the roads, it also benefits people’s health and pockets and is a great way to explore the city.”
The new cycle parking facilities are being installed by our highways contractor Amey.