Bike theft is a massive problem. Up to 700,000 bicycles are stolen every year in the UK and the majority are never recovered. Research has shown that many people, especially those on low incomes, don’t replace a stolen bike, but give up cycling altogether. No one is going to start cycling if they think that their bike will be stolen or vandalised.
ParkThatBike provides a simple solution. We work in partnership with local authorities to run innovative cycle parking projects that provide free cycle stands. Our schemes make stands available to voluntary sector organisations, small businesses, health centres, schools, places of worship – in fact almost anywhere that has a need. We ensure that cycle parking is correctly installed in prominent and convenient locations.
Studies have shown that schemes of this type lead to an increase in increase in cycling while cutting levels of cycle theft. As well as being of practical benefit, good bike parking sends a powerful signal that cyclists are welcome and that the organisation is committed to encouraging low carbon forms of travel.
and download the form for your city to apply.
Cold voters - If your town or city isn’t currently running a cycle stand scheme contact your Council’s cycling officer and suggest they talk to ParkThatBike! :-)