Cycle storage for high-rise residents

HIGH-rise residents in Glasgow’s southside are being encouraged to travel by bicycle, following the installation of roadside storage units.

Says an announcement from the local authority, here: “Living in multi-storey flats and cycling doesn’t always go together due to limits on space in the home, a ban on keeping bikes on landings or stairwells due to safety reasons and the hassle of getting the bike up and down in the lift or stairs.

“But with the installation of 19 secure, cycle storage units next to apartment blocks in Cardonald and Pollokshields, Southside Housing Association is aiming to remove a significant barrier to cycling for almost 100 of their residents.”

The announcement continues: “The initiative is part of a scheme backed by Glasgow City Council and Cycling Scotland that supports social housing providers to improve cycling facilities for their tenants. It sits alongside the council’s heavily subscribed cycle shelter scheme delivered in conjunction with operator, Cyclehoop, which is due to expand significantly over the next three years.”

Pictured: Edinburgh cycle storage units, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland