Queens Cross Housing Association

Queens Cross Housing Association has used funding from Glasgow City Council and Cycling Scotland to install five separate secure, weatherproof storage facilities, which provide parking for 96 bikes over recent years.

Their latest cycle-storage facility is their largest yet, providing secure storage for 40 cycles.

The stand-alone structure is in a central, street-lit location, close to people’s homes, with motion sensor lighting inside.

Jamie Ballantine, Social Regeneration Manager at Queens Cross Housing Association, said: “Staff and residents alike have often told us how the lack of cycle storage is a barrier to bicycle ownership and active travel.

“Our new cycle stores were in regular use from day one, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with all spaces now booked. Some residents have even said that they have been able to buy a bike for the first time, now they have somewhere to store it.

“The stores have removed a barrier: residents no longer have to carry bikes upstairs or store them in their flats. On-site secure cycle parking makes choosing to cycle an easier option for residents, and it also makes it easier for people to own and store bicycles for their children.

“We know that there is continued demand for cycle storage, and we continue to look for further opportunities to find funding and suitable locations to help meet this growing demand.”