Good news – Worcestershire County Council has just introduced “a new cycle parking scheme for the county that lets organisations apply for free cycle stands” (from their Tweet, 30th October).
This is being delivered via https://www.parkthatbike.info/, whose website says:
Voluntary sector groups, businesses, shops, offices, cafés, pubs, churches, dental practices and surgeries can get free cycle parking! Various designs of cycle stand are available.
The bike stands are free of charge, but you are responsible for installing them, on your own property (we provide full instructions) in a location that ParkThatBike has approved.From ParkThatBike blurb
For Worcestershire organisations, the choice of cycle parking items available is:
- Up to 4 Sheffield stands (inverted elongated U shape)
- Up to 4 wall-mounted rails
- Up to 2 Heart stands
- Up to 2 PlantLock stands
- Up to 2 CaMden stands (M shaped)
- 1 three-hoop toast-rack
Go to the ParkThatBike website to see what these look like, including installed examples in the gallery, and how to apply. Also see our blog article ‘Why more bike racks for Malvern‘ and our list of existing cycle racks around town.