5.5 Bicycle Parking

The availability of appropriate bicycle parking facilities at either end of a trip will heavily influence the decision to travel by bicycle in the first instance. The absence of such facilities, and the consequent risk of vandalism or theft, has been shown to undermine the investment in the overall network infrastructure.

Cycle parking is an integral part of any cycle network, but it can also precede any dedicated cycle infrastructure, in order to address the cycle parking needs at the outset.