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Safe and secure bicycle storage in Brighton and Hove

Author: CIVITAS Support
Posted on: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 16:44
Brighton and Hove , ARCHIMEDES

New cycle racks at Brighton and Hove Bus Company's Lewes Road and Conway Street depots have been introduced in a bid to encourage more employees to bike to work.

Brighton & Hove City Council's travel plan partnership secured funding from the European CIVITAS scheme to improve on-site cycling storage for the bus company, after a survey showed staff would cycle more if they had better storage facilities.The cycle storage in Lewes Road (pictured), called Cyclepods, has large overhead umbrella canopies to keep bikes dry in bad weather. Each Cyclepod is manufactured from 12,500 aluminium cans. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, cabinet member for environment, said: We are providing more choice for the commuter by making it easier for staff in local companies to use different types of transport. The cycle storage is also environmentally friendly as it is made from recycled cans.Roger French, managing director of Brighton & Hove Buses, said: We're delighted with the help and encouragement the city council has given us to expand cycle storage facilities for our staff at our bus garages. I'm also looking forward to using my bike more in the coming months.

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