Cyclists’ dream becomes concrete
You will have noticed that the works in front of the Library have finally come to an end and we are pleased to announce that the new Cycle Store will be launched after the Easter break.
Inspired by a suggestion made by a member of Estates staff, the University has utilised the essential refurbishment project as a chance to create a (literally) ground-breaking underground store for over 300 bikes which is being launched in May.
The Library podium project was originally designed to improve access routes and to undertake essential work on the underground infrastructure. At the same time, the opportunity has been grasped to make great use of the space that was being dug out by developing a huge cycle store for staff and students.
The store will keep bikes protected all day on the unique two-tier racks whilst their owners work and study. New cycle lanes are also being laid on Campus to make cycling to the new store as safe as possible.
The Podium Store will be launched on 8 May as part of a week of cycling-related events when you’ll be able to get your bike fixed, pick up info and freebies and learn how to fix your own bike.
The increased cycle storage on Campus is part of the University’s Travel Plan, which is contributing to the wider University commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 60% by 2020 by providing sustainable travel choices.