New cycle parking at the Kingswood Foundation

Cycle Parking at the Kingswood Foundation

The Cycling City project has provided match funding to local charity the Kingswood Foundation to provide secure, covered cycle parking for young people and staff.

The new cycle parking facility has proved to be very popular and since completion the number of people cycling to the site has increased.

To celebrate the opening of their new cycle parking facility, the Foundation organised a launch event for cyclists that included advice and information on cycling, free bike checks and a bike breakfast.

Councillor John Calway, leader of the council, said: “Providing good cycle parking facilities is one of the ways the Cycling City project is encouraging cycling in South Gloucestershire. Being able to leave your bike close to your destination is one of the great advantages of cycling and we are pleased to see how popular the new cycle parking has been.”

Sandy Hore-Ruthven, chief executive of the Foundation said: “The Kingswood Foundation is keen to promote sustainable solutions to travel and the grant from South Gloucestershire Council matched with our own investment enabled us to provide state of the art cycle storage facilities and enabled many more of our users to cycle rather than use a car.”

In June 2008 South Gloucestershire Council, jointly with Bristol City Council, were chosen as Britain’s first Cycling City. Government funding totalling £11.4 million has been awarded to the area to transform cycling infrastructure and to pioneer innovative ways of making cycling a real transport option for more residents. This Government money was match-funded by both South Gloucestershire and Bristol councils.

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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