Cycle racks installed at Beeches Car Park
Release date: 17 November 2016
Cyclists in Cirencester will be pleased to know that the Beeches Car Park now provides racks for up to four bikes. The racks were provided by Cirencester Town Council and installed by Cotswold District Council. This partnership work is seen as the way forward for improving facilities in the town for cyclists.
Cllr Mark MacKenzie-Charrington, the CDC Cabinet Member overseeing the Cirencester Parking Project, hopes that this initiative will encourage more people to consider cycling into town rather than using cars.
“It is common knowledge that there can be a big demand for parking spaces in Cirencester at peak times, but increasing the capacity of car parks is only part of the solution. Working with the Town Council, we also want to facilitate the use of other forms of transport, including cycling and walking. We have already improved facilities for cycle parking at the Forum car park - and more recently the Old Station car park – and there is scope for us to provide even more racks if demand increases.”
Cllr Mark Harris, Mayor of Cirencester and Chair of the Cirencester Parking Project, said:
“We want to make it as easy as possible to switch to two wheels – or consider the walking option – for those who only make short journeys to and from the town centre. There are considerable fitness benefits when you leave the car on the driveway, and taking a more leisurely option can also cut down on stress.”
To find out more about the Cirencester Parking Project please go to the Cotswold District Council website.