September 29, 2006

Covered cycle parking on main campus

Covered Campus Cycle Stands

There are no facilities secure enough for overnight parking of valuable bicycles.

Lockers suitable for cycle clothing are administered on a departmental basis. So if you need one, contact your departmental secretary.

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  1. I was talking about this with a colleague – it would be neat if one or two of the covered stands (such as the one at the back of uni house) could be secured using a card access gate, similar to the access you would have at a car park. That would provide more piece of mind knowing it was less likely that some ejit was breaking your wheels whilst you worked.

    02 Oct 2006, 15:49

  2. I understand £50,000 has been allocated for better cycle parking on campus.

    I don’t know much about what will be provided and nothing about when the secure parking will come into operation.

    I have heard that secure parking of the type provided at Coventry Station, let alone something like the wire cages in Coventry’s barracks car park isn’t considered as meeting the required aesthetic level.

    I don’t think a system which allows a cyclist to access another cyclist’s bicycle would be sufficiently secure (no honour among cyclists!)

    02 Oct 2006, 16:16

  3. P.S. have I got the red cross on the map close to University House in the right place? it’s the only covered cycle parking which I’ve never used.

    I’ve discovered that my department doesn’t have any lockers for clothing while students arriving in cars can use their vehicles to store items while on campus, those arriving by bus, bicycle or motorcycle have to lug their stuff around with them all day. Same goes for staff who aren’t posh enough to have an office. Moan, grumble.

    02 Oct 2006, 16:24

  4. My dad was telling me about a system at the school he used to work at where cyclists could rent a lockable storage unit for a nominal sum per year. The units were sealed, rather than cages, so your bike stays dry. You pay your money and get a key that you use for the year. Bikes are stored vertically (if that makes sense) so that the footprint of the units is minimised. I think this is a great idea and would like to see it here or in a few town centres.

    These look neat –

    As for your cross, I think you need to move it to the left a bit and down a bit, along the bottom edge of that green bit rather than the left edge.

    02 Oct 2006, 16:40

  5. sorry – right a bit, not left

    02 Oct 2006, 16:40

  6. I’ve updated the map.
    I see that the “owner” of the base map ( is a certain Tom Abbott. I wonder if he could be persuaded to add the locations of the covered cycle stands to the map?

    02 Oct 2006, 20:42

  7. I’ll see what can be done

    03 Oct 2006, 08:45

  8. Here’s some secure cycle parking at a location not far away:
    Secure cycle storage at Rugby Railway Station

    03 Oct 2006, 20:33

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