A new Pilot Project for on-demand secure cycle parking is coming to Glasgow city centre.
The Pilot Project has been developed in response to a lack of secure cycle parking in the city centre, and will initially deliver 12 Bikehangers featuring the UCI rainbow stripes, in celebration of Glasgow hosting the upcoming UCI World Championships.
Glasgow City Council is delivering this pilot project as part of an ongoing commitment to making walking, cycling and wheeling accessible to all by providing the required infrastructure.
The cycle parking facilities are at street level to be easily accessible. Most of the units are placed on the road in accordance with the "Designing Streets" policy statement and will displace car parking spaces by approximately half a car length.
This will minimise the impact on pedestrians and the introduction of objects that may be visually dominant within the street scape, obstruct visibility or create blind spots. Where necessary, the shelters may be placed on the footway and will not impede walking or wheeling.
This project is funded by Sustrans (through the Places for Everyone scheme) and it is delivered as part of the Avenues Plus Project.
The appointed contractor is Cyclehoop, who will be managing the pilot scheme, which includes the booking service using a free app to book a space, manage and monitor the use and access.
The Pilot Project is looking for people to participate in the initial trial scheme. If you are interested in taking part in this trial, please Email Us. After the trial period, the project will be launched.
You are invited to be one of the first people to use the new Cyclehoop app.
We are running a trial of the app from 4 September, and want to hear feedback from customers to improve the service. The app provides users with access to 'Trips', the new, short term secure cycle parking solution in Glasgow city centre.
How to take part
On Monday, 4 September, you will receive an email with links and instructions on how to download and use the app.
Follow the instructions, install the app and set up an account.
All participants in the trial will receive £5 credit when they set up their account. Please note, this will not happen immediately upon downloading the app and may take up to 48 hours.
You will receive two short surveys - one halfway through the trial and one at the end of the trial. For each completed survey you will receive a further £5 credit.
The new app can be used on ten Bikehangars located in Glasgow City Centre. View the Bikehangar locations.
You cannot use it to access residential Bikehangars - for these, customers should continue to use their designated key.
The trial will end on 27 September when the app will be publicly available on Google Play and the App Store.
Responding to the surveys is not mandatory.
If you have any questions send us an Email.