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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.

Visit http://www.parkthatbike.com/freeStands.cfm 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! :-)
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banned#2
People actually pay to chain their bike up? oO
#3
csiman
People actually pay to chain their bike up? oO


LOL..

This is about getting different orgs like schools, health centres, places of worship etc to put up bike stands for free, thus encouraging more people to bike in and not chain up their bikes :-)

Too many bikes get stolen when just chained up though, happened to many of my colleagues and friends in the past few years.
#4
These are useless if you have a half decent bike. It will be stolen anyway or damaged if they cant steal it. The only ones that are of any use are the bike locker ones in car parks.
#5
GAVINLEWISHUKD
These are useless if you have a half decent bike. It will be stolen anyway or damaged if they cant steal it. The only ones that are of any use are the bike locker ones in car parks.


So let me get this right, you voted this FREE offer to get your org/school/place of worship etc to be able to get a bike stand in their premises so that bikers can safely lock their bikes to it (this is a company that specialises in this remember, so not just ordinary chaining)?

Beats me why I bother posting anything!!

At the very least, they will offer the same (or higher) security than the bikers chaining it somewhere close or inconvenient to those places NOW!!!
banned 1 Like #6
justcricket
csiman
People actually pay to chain their bike up? oO


LOL..

This is about getting different orgs like schools, health centres, places of worship etc to put up bike stands for free, thus encouraging more people to bike in and not chain up their bikes :-)

Too many bikes get stolen when just chained up though, happened to many of my colleagues and friends in the past few years.

Let me get this straight - a private company are installing these for FREE or is the taxpayer ultimately paying for this waste of money when we are all meant to be cutting back?

and your friends need to buy better chains!

Edited By: csiman on Apr 15, 2011 14:09
#7
csiman
justcricket
csiman
People actually pay to chain their bike up? oO


LOL..

This is about getting different orgs like schools, health centres, places of worship etc to put up bike stands for free, thus encouraging more people to bike in and not chain up their bikes :-)

Too many bikes get stolen when just chained up though, happened to many of my colleagues and friends in the past few years.

Let me get this straight - a private company are installing these for FREE or is the taxpayer ultimately paying for this waste of money when we are all meant to be cutting back?

and your friends need to buy better chains!


Firstly,

'ParkThatBike is a social enterprise. This means that profits are re-invested in initiatives that support and encourage cycling. ' So no, we are not paying for this out of our taxes.

Secondly, I guess the bikes were worth the trouble (more valuable or parked in spots easy to nick from or probably had 'standard' chains) hence they got stolen.

I guess you go around telling everyone to put in better alarms or tracking on their cars - you must say that to the however many thousand car owners that have their cars stolen.

Sheesh, there is just no pleasing some people and I am not going to bother.

FREE bike stands to park your bikes more safely and free on the premises of schools, charities, places of worship, small business, health centres etc. Take it or ******* leave it.
banned#8
justcricket
csiman
justcricket
csiman
People actually pay to chain their bike up? oO


LOL..

This is about getting different orgs like schools, health centres, places of worship etc to put up bike stands for free, thus encouraging more people to bike in and not chain up their bikes :-)

Too many bikes get stolen when just chained up though, happened to many of my colleagues and friends in the past few years.

Let me get this straight - a private company are installing these for FREE or is the taxpayer ultimately paying for this waste of money when we are all meant to be cutting back?

and your friends need to buy better chains!


Firstly,

'ParkThatBike is a social enterprise. This means that profits are re-invested in initiatives that support and encourage cycling. ' So no, we are not paying for this out of our taxes.

Secondly, I guess the bikes were worth the trouble (more valuable or parked in spots easy to nick from or probably had 'standard' chains) hence they got stolen.

I guess you go around telling everyone to put in better alarms or tracking on their cars - you must say that to the however many thousand car owners that have their cars stolen.

Sheesh, there is just no pleasing some people and I am not going to bother.

FREE bike stands to park your bikes more safely and free on the premises of schools, charities, places of worship, small business, health centres etc. Take it or ******* leave it.

tl;dr

anyway, it clearly shows council pay for a survey and implementation (apart from 1st two).

So, yes, all council tax payers pay for this so it cannot ever be classified as free

I dont expect council tax to support cyclists in the same way it shouldnt support motorists

rant over :)
#9
csiman
justcricket
csiman
justcricket
csiman
People actually pay to chain their bike up? oO


LOL..

This is about getting different orgs like schools, health centres, places of worship etc to put up bike stands for free, thus encouraging more people to bike in and not chain up their bikes :-)

Too many bikes get stolen when just chained up though, happened to many of my colleagues and friends in the past few years.

Let me get this straight - a private company are installing these for FREE or is the taxpayer ultimately paying for this waste of money when we are all meant to be cutting back?

and your friends need to buy better chains!


Firstly,

'ParkThatBike is a social enterprise. This means that profits are re-invested in initiatives that support and encourage cycling. ' So no, we are not paying for this out of our taxes.

Secondly, I guess the bikes were worth the trouble (more valuable or parked in spots easy to nick from or probably had 'standard' chains) hence they got stolen.

I guess you go around telling everyone to put in better alarms or tracking on their cars - you must say that to the however many thousand car owners that have their cars stolen.

Sheesh, there is just no pleasing some people and I am not going to bother.

FREE bike stands to park your bikes more safely and free on the premises of schools, charities, places of worship, small business, health centres etc. Take it or ******* leave it.

tl;dr

anyway, it clearly shows council pay for a survey and implementation (apart from 1st two).

So, yes, all council tax payers pay for this so it cannot ever be classified as free

I dont expect council tax to support cyclists in the same way it shouldnt support motorists

rant over :)


I don't want to get into an argument over this, but it is this kind of investing (a small miniscule one in the scheme of things if it is just the survey and implementation) that will reduce congestion, accidents, improve health, reduce pollution, dependency on oil etc etc. That is a good thing and better than putting in phantom roadworks.. Plus I am sure some council tax goes to free car parking in many town centres, just to balance the argument.

I think this is good, free to organisations/schools and cyclists and I may just be in the minority of one who thinks so. So be it.
#10
justcricket
GAVINLEWISHUKD
These are useless if you have a half decent bike. It will be stolen anyway or damaged if they cant steal it. The only ones that are of any use are the bike locker ones in car parks.


So let me get this right, you voted this FREE offer to get your org/school/place of worship etc to be able to get a bike stand in their premises so that bikers can safely lock their bikes to it (this is a company that specialises in this remember, so not just ordinary chaining)?

Beats me why I bother posting anything!!

At the very least, they will offer the same (or higher) security than the bikers chaining it somewhere close or inconvenient to those places NOW!!!


I didn't vote either way. I just don't see the point in encouraging people to use a product that is putting their bike at risk.

I'm very pro cyclists and want to use my bikes more often for commuting but it's not viable. The last 2 times I have gone to use the cycle lockers they have been full so I cant leave my bike. So I have to use the bus or car which costs me more money but I have little choice.

So it gets to my point, if money is going to be spent then I would prefer it be spent on better products.
#11
Pre paid cycle lockers would be better, no one wants to leave a half decent bike on display.
#12
leedavis88
Pre paid cycle lockers would be better, no one wants to leave a half decent bike on display.


Lockers are often easier to break into than a decent lock though.

Heat added.
banned#13
adnewall
leedavis88
Pre paid cycle lockers would be better, no one wants to leave a half decent bike on display.


Lockers are often easier to break into than a decent lock though.

Heat added.

DOH! - You still put a decent lock on it lol

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