Wednesday, 10 November 2010

New bike park on Queen Victoria Street - the first pictures

After flagging this up back in August here I was beginning to get worried it would never happen.

But snapped this morning, a first glimpse of the new bike parking zone in the Baynard House car park on Queen Victoria Street.

No bike stands in there yet but I hope those will be installed this week. And hey presto, 76 new bike parking places.

It's a shame these spaces are being taken from motorbikes and mopeds rather than cars. But by my reckoning this is about four car parking spaces. So, that's maximum 16 people at a push. And now it will be used by up to 76 people instead.

Our petrol-head transport minister Philip Hammond talks about about using the existing network more efficiently. Well, Mr Hammond. Perhaps you can do the mathmetics yourself?

Photo thanks to http://www.localdatasearch.com/
Baynard House carpark in the flesh. It might not be beautiful but it's about to become the best public bike park in the City. That's good enough for me.