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New bike-parking spaces for York unveiled
7:30am Tuesday 3rd December 2013 in News
NEW cycle racks have been unveiled in York city centre, bringing the number of spaces for bikes to more than 1,000.
The installation of new racks and the extension of others by City of York Council during this year has added 150 spaces throughout the city centre.
The new spaces are in Goodramgate, Piccadilly, King Street, North Street, Micklegate, opposite Lendal Post Office and at Nunnery Lane car park.
The racks at Library Square, the Castle Museum, Esplanade, Castle car park and outside Zizzi’s restaurant in Lendal have been expanded.
The project has cost £25,000, funded through the council’s local transport fund.
Cabinet member for transport Coun Dave Merrett, said: “We need to keep up with demand to make it as convenient as possible for people to choose cycling, and also so that cycles aren’t parked in inappropriate places such as against railings.”
Tim Lewis, manager of the Jack Wolfskin store in Lendal, said: “The extra cycle parking helps people make more use of York’s cycle network when shopping, and is a welcome addition for several members of staff who cycle to work.”
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