Bike parking/storage Solutions

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Simonb, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Simonb

    Simonb Guest

    My company has asked me to research bike parking. As of next year, cycle
    commuters will not be allowed to store bikes inside the building as we do
    currently. I know about www.cycle-works.com in Winchester. I've been asked
    to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    per bike).

    Anyone got any links to UK suppliers of bike parking/storage solutions?
     
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  2. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    Simonb wrote:
    > My company has asked me to research bike parking. As of next year, cycle
    > commuters will not be allowed to store bikes inside the building as we do
    > currently. I know about www.cycle-works.com in Winchester. I've been asked
    > to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    > per bike).
    >
    > Anyone got any links to UK suppliers of bike parking/storage solutions?
    >
    >


    Try the University of Southampton which has won CTC awards for its
    cycling provision. They have lockable steel cages with sheffield stands
    inside. I would be pretty sure they did not spend £455 per bike.
    http://www.unilink.soton.ac.uk/bikes.html

    Tony
     
  3. David Hansen

    David Hansen Guest

    On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 12:37:01 -0000 someone who may be "Simonb"
    <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >I've been asked
    >to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    >per bike).


    How much does it cost the company to build, run and maintain a car
    parking space?


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  4. Simonb

    Simonb Guest

    David Hansen wrote:

    > How much does it cost the company to build, run and maintain a car
    > parking space?


    I have no idea. A good deal more than £455 I assume.
     
  5. David Martin

    David Martin Guest

    On 9/12/04 1:25 pm, in article [email protected],
    "Simonb" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > David Hansen wrote:
    >
    >> How much does it cost the company to build, run and maintain a car
    >> parking space?

    >
    > I have no idea. A good deal more than £455 I assume.
    >
    >

    Contact Dave Holliday at the CTC head office. He runs a business
    specialising in such things.

    ...d
     
  6. Mike Causer

    Mike Causer Guest

    On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 12:37:01 +0000, Simonb wrote:

    > My company has asked me to research bike parking.
    > [.....]
    > Anyone got any links to UK suppliers of bike parking/storage solutions?


    There's a long list here:
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/environment/html/peo_com/papers/cycle01.htm

    A surprisingly short list (broken website?) is here:
    http://www.bpsa.info/intro.htm

    Some links to further sites here:
    http://www.nationalcyclingstrategy.org.uk/linker2_0_4/index.php?cat=2


    Should be enough to get you started.


    Mike
     
  7. On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 12:56:29 +0000, David Hansen
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 12:37:01 -0000 someone who may be "Simonb"
    ><[email protected]> wrote this:-
    >
    >>I've been asked
    >>to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    >>per bike).

    >
    >How much does it cost the company to build, run and maintain a car
    >parking space?


    Good point. As I'm sure they'll balk at the expenditure whatever it
    turns out to be, it'd be wise to cite all figures against a "cost of
    car parking comparator".
     
  8. David Hansen

    David Hansen Guest

    On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 13:25:09 -0000 someone who may be "Simonb"
    <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >> How much does it cost the company to build, run and maintain a car
    >> parking space?

    >
    >I have no idea. A good deal more than £455 I assume.


    http://www.countryside.gov.uk/Essen...nce_intro/CaseStudies/AL_ruralparkandride.asp
    says that

    "Phase 3 of the Park & Ride costing £235,000 was completed in 2001
    and involved provision of 250 overflow car park spaces,"

    That's an initial cost of £940 per space and I imagine these are low
    figures.


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    David Hansen, Edinburgh | PGP email preferred-key number F566DA0E
    I will always explain revoked keys, unless the UK government
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  9. David Hansen

    David Hansen Guest

    On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 17:51:01 +0000 someone who may be David Hansen
    <[email protected]> wrote this:-

    >That's an initial cost of £940 per space and I imagine these are low
    >figures.


    I forgot to add that each bike is one less car to provide a parking
    space for.


    --
    David Hansen, Edinburgh | PGP email preferred-key number F566DA0E
    I will always explain revoked keys, unless the UK government
    prevents me by using the RIP Act 2000.
     
  10. Paul Rudin

    Paul Rudin Guest

    " [Not Responding] " <[email protected]> writes:

    > On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 12:56:29 +0000, David Hansen
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 12:37:01 -0000 someone who may be "Simonb"
    >><[email protected]> wrote this:-
    >>
    >>>I've been asked
    >>>to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    >>>per bike).

    >>
    >>How much does it cost the company to build, run and maintain a car
    >>parking space?

    >
    > Good point. As I'm sure they'll balk at the expenditure whatever it
    > turns out to be, it'd be wise to cite all figures against a "cost of
    > car parking comparator".


    A part of of the cost of car parking is the cost of the land in the
    first place, which varies a lot depending on where you are.
     
  11. Simonb wrote:
    > My company has asked me to research bike parking. As of next year, cycle
    > commuters will not be allowed to store bikes inside the building as we do
    > currently. I know about www.cycle-works.com in Winchester. I've been asked
    > to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    > per bike).
    >
    > Anyone got any links to UK suppliers of bike parking/storage solutions?


    We've got a big bus shelter, 8 Sheffield stands and about 50
    wheel-benders. For 3,000 employees at that site :-(
     
  12. Paulmouk

    Paulmouk Guest

    [email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My company has asked me to research bike parking. As of next year, cycle
    > commuters will not be allowed to store bikes inside the building as we do
    > currently. I know about www.cycle-works.com in Winchester. I've been asked
    > to find something cheaper than their locker solutions (which start at £455
    > per bike).
    >
    > Anyone got any links to UK suppliers of bike parking/storage solutions?



    Just saw this on the CTC weekly newsletter.


    Take a stand

    The cycling promotion charity Life Cycle UK has launched a guide on how to
    set up and run your own cycle parking scheme. The Take a Stand guide is
    designed to help local authorities and voluntary sector groups set up
    projects in towns and cities across the UK.

    http://resources.lifecycleuk.org.uk/product_info.php/products_id/83


    Paul

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