630 new cycle parking spaces to be installed in city centre

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The first phase of investment in new cycle parking in the city centre has been approved.

286 units holding 630 parking spaces will be installed across the city centre this spring thanks to funding secured by councillors from the Clean City programme.

The locations of the new parking units were determined in consultation with councillors, residents, cycling groups and businesses.

83 locations in total will have new spaces, including spaces for 16 more bikes in Piccadilly Gardens, 42 in and around St Peter's Square, 42 in the Village, 34 on Market Street, 42 in the Northern Quarter and 36 in Castlefield. Many other areas are included in the scheme, which includes a mixture of traditional Sheffield stands, heritage stands and toast racks. There will also be a number of Car Bike Ports.

The scheme is the first phase of a larger programme which will deliver 2,000 new spaces in total across the city. The second phase will follow later in the year.

City centre councillor and cyclist Kevin Peel said:

"Councillors have been calling for new investment in parking paces to go alongside infrastructure improvements for some time, so we were pleased to secure this Clean City funding. Along with £1 million of improvements to cycle lanes and highway infrastructure to be delivered across the city centre, we hope this will encourage more people to travel by bike."

To find out about new parking provision in your area or to suggest locations for the second phase rollout, contact your councillors


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