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[Image taken 25.9.22] Screwfix (Clifton Moor), Stirling Road, York. The supports are not long enough… you wheel a cycle into cycle parking (or reverse it) and you need space in front of or behind the wheel. If you don’t have an integral stand or aren’t using it/use it in combination with the cycle parking support you need space in front of it and behind. There is no provision with this design for people to wheel their cycles sufficiently far forward that the rig can lean on the support without becoming unstable as here. My cycle now takes up all the space in the gap between the two supports – intended for two cycles – and is unstable. I was not able to support my cycle or load it. Imagine if you had a child seat on your cycle and also an infant in the seat… Further there is just 63cm between the supports – the recommended minimum is 100cm, many local authorities now set the minimum distance as 120cm. The ends of the racks are unusable – 37cm? 40cm? The Sustrans traffic-free routes and greenways design guide (www.sustrans.org.uk/for-professionals/infrastructure/sustrans-traffic-free-routes-and-greenways-design-guide/) says: “the typical dimensions of a conventional bike are 1.8m long and 0.65m wide” (www.sustrans.org.uk/for-professionals/infrastructure/sustrans-traffic-free-routes-and-greenways-design-guide/sustrans-traffic-free-routes-and-greenways-design-guide-contents/2019-design-guidance/part-2-design-details/6-space-requirements/) You’ve also got to be able to wheel it into a space, lock/unlock it and unload/load it. Further the maximum length of something that will fit in these spaces is 175cm. The graphic 6.1.3 shows the widths and lengths of a range of cycles. With just 175cm available, not one will fit in these racks (and the other side is even tighter - 160cm (see: #186298) - even without the problem of the kerb/step/bump up/down and discounting the presence of motor vehicles parked immediately in front or to the side of the cycle parking provision. Other image here today and links: #186295.

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