New Bike Lock Up In Weymouth
10:48am 15th August 2013
Cyclists can now lock-up their bikes at a new secure shelter in Weymouth.
The compound on Westham Bridge is now open for use and has room for 20 bikes.
You can get a fob for the secure compound which has CCTV for a 25 pounds deposit.
A similar idea was tried during the Olympics which the council say was a great success.
Councillor Christine James, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Brief Holder for Transport and Infrastructure, said:
"This is a great facility. It allows cyclists to be confident that their bikes are secure.
"I hope facilities like this will make things a bit easier for cyclists, as we are keen to encourage cycling and greener ways of getting around.
"If it is a success, we will hopefully be able to install more secure cycle compounds in the future."
It was paid for by Dorset County Council out of the £2.4 million it received from the Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).
Mike Andrews, owner of Westham Cycles on Abbotsbury Road, welcomed the move. He said: "Anything that improves security for cyclists is great. We are pleased that this new compound will be opening.
"It is good to have separate facilities for cyclists, away from cars. It helps create an independent cycling hub. This is important to the cycling community and helps reinforce our identity as cyclists."
Anyone interested can apply for a fob online at www.dorsetforyou.com/securecycling/weymouth Or contact Weymouth and Portland Borough Council on 01305 838000.