New bike parking at the Pleasance
Earlier this year Estates and Sport & Exercise created 49 new bike spaces at the Pleasance.
As part of the University’s commitment to sustainable and active travel, the Transport Office within the Estates Department worked with the Sport & Exercise department to create 49 new bike spaces at the Pleasance. This brings the total number of spaces at the Pleasance to over 140, including a secure cycle store.
The new bike parking consists of a mix of Sheffield and Thames Bridge stands which are designed for ease of use. The project also involved creating a safer environment for pedestrians and improved pedestrian and disabled access to The Pleasance.
The additional space for the bike parking was created by reallocating some car parking spaces from the courtyard.
The project, part funded by a Cycling Scotland grant, came following customer feedback from students and staff about the increasing need for more bike spaces in the area. The work, which was carried out by the Minor Projects team in Estates, began at the end of March and was completed in May.
The University offers bike parking spaces across all of its campuses, a full list is available here: www.ed.ac.uk/transport/cycling/facilities/bike-parking
Students and staff are reminded to keep their bikes secure when parking across the city, to find out more about bike security follow this link: www.ed.ac.uk/transport/cycling/security