Secure and stylish cycle shelters are an essential part of promoting sustainable travel at schools and organisations.
Fordingbridge offer a range of timber or steel cycle shelters in standard and bespoke designs. Our cost effective solutions are customisable in colour and design and available with bike racks included.
Cycling to school
One in three kids would like to cycle to school. Encouraging children to cycle reduces congestion around the school gates. It will also help your child’s mental and physical health. Teachers find that pupils who walk or cycle to school arrive at school more relaxed, alert and ready to start the day then those who travel by car.
- Advice on cycling to school for children (Sustrans website)
Cycling to work
Cycling to work has the ability to benefit the employer and the employed. 40% of non-cycling commuters would cycle to work if they could. Despite high fuel costs and expensive, unreliable public transport only 3% actually cycle.
There are a whole host of reasons why an individual might want to cycle to work; longer life, improved health, more energy, lower costs and it being extra fun. A survey conducted last year by a leading sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, found that secure cycle parking was the most important thing an employer can do to promote cycling to work.
- Improving the bottom line. Why supporting cycling to work is good for business (PDF from Sustrans website)
- Secure cycle parking… what’s the role of the employer? (Sustrans website)
Employers and schools need to help in the provision of facilities, this isn’t something individuals at organisations can do themselves and it’s not enough to just rely on local authorities. Sustrans provide a great platform of information and advice to start making way for increased cycling uptake at your location.
Whether you are looking for a more cost effective cycle storage solution, an aesthetically pleasing structure, or space is at a premium, Fordingbridge will have a solution to cater for your needs.
Contact us today to discuss your options and to arrange a free site visit where one of our technical sales team can discuss concepts and ideas.