The objective of this initiative is to secure an iconic mobile cycle parking unit which will be offered for use for free at special events and festivals throughout the county of Kerry in order to provide much needed parking for bicycles, to improve the image of cycling and ultimately to promote the activity of cycling.
The unit will also allow communities to determine and show the need for bike parking in their local area with the aim to get permanent measures in place.
The towns and villages of Kerry are severely lacking in cycling parking which is creating a barrier to cycling especially for novice and elderly cyclists. For example the lack of cycle parking facilities was specifically noted in the Transport Strategy for the county’s capital Tralee.
The lack of cycle parking facilities in the town acts to discourage cycling as a significant means of travel into the town centre. Lack of secure accessible facilities for cyclists acts as a disincentive for potential day to day cyclists.– Tralee Transport Strategy
The lack of cycle parking throughout the county becomes more apparent at times of festivals and special events but these events also offer a unique opportunity to promote cycling and active travel.
What is a Car Bike Port
The Bike Port is an innovative piece of street furniture that provides clear and highly visible cycle parking for up to ten bikes. This eye-catching product is visible at a distance, sending out a clear message about the importance of space for bicycles.
The Car Bike Port is an innovative bike parking solution that fits into a standard car parking space. This product has an aluminium body with mild steel racks and is anchored to the ground with bolts for extra security. Its flat pack construction is easy to assemble and simple to transport making the Bike Port an ideal solution for both permanent and temporary cycle parking.
The Car Bike Port was developed by London’s Cyclehoop who specialise in innovative cycle parking solutions and infrastructure and are committed to making cycling safer, secure and convenient by breaking down the barriers to people cycling.
1 car space = 10 bicycles
This project is supported by Kerry County Council through the CEP and CEAF schemes.