NINETY-four per cent of the spaces available in Glasgow’s new cycle storage scheme have taken.
A report updating city councillors reveals that there are almost 1,000 applicants on the waiting list for places in the 59 on-street units, which are each capable of storing six bikes.
Secure parking facilties were introduced over the summmer aimed at residents of tenement and apartment buildings without suitable space for bikes.
A three-year contract was awarded to Cyclehoop Ltd to manage the scheme.
Fifty-two of the 59 units are fully occupied. In total, 333 of the 354 spaces available are being used (94 per cent).
The report states: “The demand for additional shelters has been significant since the pilot’s introduction. Cyclehoop note that there are currently 995 applicants on the waiting list for a secure shelter space in current shelter areas.
“In addition, a list of 328 requested locations has been compiled by Cyclehoop, which require to be assessed.”
A second phase will provide more shelters at new sites while increasing capacity in existing locations.
Officials continue: “The value of the contract with Cyclehoop is £490,000 and therefore the scope of expanding the pilot is limited to that budget. Current estimations are that an additional 70 to 90 shelters…will be added to the pilot.
“Where community groups and housing associations have separate funding available, Glasgow City Council will work with these organisations to help develop and expand the scheme to serve residents in those areas.
It is intended that installation of additional cycle stores will take place in February/March 2022.