Published April 17, 2015 at 14:05
Additional bike sheds have been introduced outside council offices to encourage more staff to cycle to and from work.
A further three secure units have been installed at Duke Street Car Park to ensure staff have a safe place to keep their bikes.
The initial three lock-ups that were installed last year have been used regularly by staff. To help meet demand, a further three have been added to the site.
The scheme compliments bike storage currently available in the town centre with facilities available outside the Town Hall and opposite the former Waves building.
The units called “Byke Bins” are free of charge to staff and have been funded via the Council’s Connect project, a scheme to encourage sustainable transport across the borough.
It aims to promote more environmentally friendly ways of travelling in and around the borough by encouraging cycling, public transport, walking and car sharing.
The move is one of a range of measures by the Council aiming to increase the number of people that use bikes and sustainable transport to get around town to help cut congestion on the borough’s roads.
The Council is progressing with the Weavers Wheel initiative, a strategic cycle route for the borough and the new Witton Park Cycle Centre which is supported by British Cycling.
Any staff wanting to make use of the cycle storage can do so by contacting Duke Street reception who will provide you with a key to use the storage.
For more information about cycling opportunities in the borough or for a free personalised travel plan to help you look at alternative methods of travel visit: www.bwdconnect.org.uk