Sheffield needs more bike parking!

One of the good things about cycling is being able to cycle right up to your destination. Unfortunately in a lot of places in Sheffield there isn’t enough (or any!) cycle parking or stands to lock your bike to when you get there.

What do we want?

We want the council, businesses, shops etc to provide more cycle parking in Sheffield.

How could it be paid for?

Councillors in Sheffield have access to small pots of money which can be used to fund improvements such as cycle stands in their wards.  Section 106 “community money” from developers can also be used by the council to fund improvements.

What should you do?

  • Tell us where you’d like to see cycle parking. We’ll ask the council
  • Ask your councillors directly via https://www.writetothem.com/

What have we asked the council for so far?

  • Secure bike storage in Sheffield city centre S1
  • Secure bike storage at Park Hill flats S2 5PN
  • More stands in Walkley along South Road S6
  • Stands in Crookesmoor along Barber Road, Commonside and Howard Road S6/S10
  • Stands in Kelham Island S3
  • Stands at Asda Chapeltown Superstore S35 2UW * we have also contacted Asda directly to request stands
  • Stands at Dore Village Co-Op  S17 3EF * we have also contacted the Co-Op directly to request stands
  • Stands outside shops on the High Street at Dore village S17
  • Stands on High Street in Ecclesfield S35
  • Stands outside Ecclesfield Co-Op S35 9UA * we have also contacted the Co-Op directly to request stands
  • Stands at Rails Road car park in Rivelin Valley S6 6GF
  • Stands outside Ecclesall Road Co-Op S11 8SD* we have also contacted the Co-Op directly to request stands
  • Stands on School Road next to Crookes Practise Health Centre S10
  • Stands on Glossop Road outside Roco S10 2HW
  • Stands on Jaunty Way at Gleadless Town End S12
  • Stands outside Gleadless Town End Co-Op S12 3DZ * we have also contacted the Co-Op directly to request stands
  • Stands on Greystones Road outside the shops S11
  • Stands on West Street S1
  • Stands outside Sainsbury’s on Weston Street S3 7NQ *we have also contacted Sainsbury’s directly to request stands
  • Stands outside Go Outdoors Sheffield S2 4SZ *we have also contacted Go Outdoors directly to request stands
  • Stands outside Sainsbury’s Upper Hanover Street  S3 7LR *we have also contacted Sainsbury’s directly to request stands
  • Stands outside Bath Hotel, Victoria Street  S3 7LR
  • Stands on Crookes high street S10
  • Stands on Fulwood Road in Broomhill S10
  • Stands outside Asda Queens Road S2 4DR  * we have also contacted Asda directly to request stands
  • Stands in the city centre on Fargate, Pinstone Street, the Moor S1
  • Stands outside Sainsbury’s Barber Road S10 1ED *we have also contacted Sainsbury’s directly to request stands
  • Stands outside Sainsbury’s Local Nether Edge S7 1PE *we have also contacted Sainsbury’s directly to request stands
  • Stands outside Morrisons , Hillsborough S6 2GY *we have also contacted Sainsbury’s directly to request stands
  • Stands outside Roco, Glossop Road S10 2HW *we have also contacted Roco directly to request stands
How much would it cost?
The total cost of buying and fitting 1 Sheffield stand at all 30 locations listed above would be around £7,500 (almost double what Sheffield Council would have paid prior to the Amey deal).
What have we done?
We have emailed the council with a list of the location requesting that stands be fitted, logged the requests on parkthatbike.info and contacted the various stores (Asda, Co-Op, Go Outdoors,  Morrisons and Sainsbury’s) to request that they fit the stands themselves.
What response have we got?
The council responded to say there is no money to fit any stands but that they would add them to list of locations where stands where required. I think this raises wider questions about what exactly they are spending their cycle budget on.
Parkthatbike responded to say that the scheme was not running in Sheffield at the moment but would hopefully start again later this year.
Asda, the Co-Op and Sainbury’s responded to say that they would log the issue (or similar) but didn’t say they would do anything about it. Morrisons and Go Outdoors have not responded yet.
What next?
The  stands could be funded through Local Area Panel funding for small scale council ward improvements. People should contact their councillors directly about this which is easy to do via www.writetothem.com.

 

16 thoughts on “Sheffield needs more bike parking!”

  1. The Hallamshire hospital doesn’t appear to have any bike parking – it would be good to have some around the various parts of the buildings.

  2. The new arts complex opened on Glossop Rd, “ROCO” has no cycle parking outside. Some strategically located Sheffield stands would also prevent people irritatingly parking half on the road and half on the pavement, blocking both.

    Gleadless Town End in the “Triangle”

    Co-op stores tend to have wheel-grabbers which are very poor, often missing.

    1. Which co-ops were you thinking of? I think we will need to ask for stands in specific locations.

      1. In the City Centre, what’s needed is more stands where there already are some – Fargate, PInstone St, the Moor etc. There’s simply not enough.

    1. Ok – we’ll ask the Ecclesall councillors whether any stands can be put in by the shops. Please can you ask them directly using writetothem and see what they say?

    1. We’ve asked the councillors for more cycle stands in Walkley and there are a few in the pipeline. Though Cllr Gibson it would take around 12 months to get them installed.

    1. These look great. Surely many local businesses would like to sponsor them in exchange for a small advert on the hoop, akin to roundabount advertising.

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