Active Travel Week: Hunt The Shed
Feedback from a recent survey conducted by Brighton & Hove City Council revealed 5% of residents who responded are thinking of using their car less. For those wanting to cycle more, bike storage is the real challenge. “Could we have covered on-street bike facilities so we don’t have to carry bikes through the house?” one Hanover resident comments.
They raise an excellent point. The bike store looked after by the Hanover Community Association has a long waiting list and on-street storage can be precarious and impractical. So, the hunt is on for garages or sheds in central Brighton that could be used for more community storage.
If you live in the Lewes Road transport improvements area (from The Level to Falmer and including Hanover and Elm Grove, Hollingdean, Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Coldean), the City Council would like to hear from you about any possible bike sheds and can help to bring them into shared use. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 290498. A few single bike ‘pods’ are available at the Tarner Childrens’ Centre for £5 per month, contact Angela Bantock on 294108.
If you don’t know of a place personally, get involved and spread the word. Share this post on Facebook or tweet out using the #hunttheshed hashtag, let’s get the city talking about sheds.
Would you drive less if you could rent this space in Torronto Terrace at a subsidised rate for 1 year? Contact email@example.com or 01273 290498.
*(survey of representative sample of 1,000 residents, April 2012, SRA for BHCC)