Cycle Parking SPD

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Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 867

Received: 27/02/2017

Respondent: N/A

Representation:

With regards to the consultation - I am very supportive of the consultation. I don't think it is suitably wide ranging such as the provision of cycle paths etc but what it covers for planning is positive. I want to make one comment - this is more likely to be an error in the compilation of the report as opposed to an actual chance. In section 3.4 Transport Hubs there is an image shown "Secure communal access within the footprint of the building requires secure fob access for employees or residents." I think this is either in the wrong place or it give the impression that secure access to storage of bikes will be provided at transport hubs.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 869

Received: 21/03/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Representation:

For storage in garden sheds the shed shackle should be promoted.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 870

Received: 23/03/2017

Respondent: Mr Mike Leslie

Representation:

But why leave it at bicycles ? motor scooters as well as Motor bikes should have same resources as bicycles, somewhere for all two wheeled vehicles to be kept safe would be more popular rather the regulate it to just one

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 871

Received: 23/03/2017

Respondent: Mr Ian Curran

Representation:

Fully support the need to provide good quality, secure storage for bicycles. For transport hubs an important need is to ensure the quantity of provision is also adequate and that capacity is monitored and growth planned and managed to keep up with demand. You only have to look at the grossly overcrowded bicycle storage at Watford Junction to see that it is inadequate and constraining the shift to cycing from other, probably more polluting and less healthy, means of transport. Transport authorities should be required to monitor usage and expand provision as necessary

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 872

Received: 24/03/2017

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

We welcome the encouragement and support of cycling: any transport mode that reduces the harmful polluting effects of motor vehicles and supports places for people rather than cars is supported in terms of heritage value.

We would however welcome recognition within the document that cycle parking should be designed and located with respect to the historic environment, particularly the effect of cycle parking solutions on the character and appearance of conservation areas, other heritage assets and in particular, their settings.

Covered cycle racks in particular, which can be substantial structures, should and be well positioned to preserve or enhance the significance of any nearby heritage assets and contribute to positive placemaking. This should extend to the ground surfaces, colour and materials

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 874

Received: 21/03/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Representation:

For secure storage for blocks of flats the entrance door should be to BS PAS 24: 2016 or equivalent.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 875

Received: 21/03/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire Constabulary

Representation:

For public spaces: on page 12 at "key Questions' I would like to see additionally "Is there CCTV coverage to deter theft"

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 876

Received: 24/03/2017

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

Notes that the SPD encourages cycle parking to be located as close to retail entrances as possible and we request that this is caveated as follows;

Parking should be located as close as possible to the main entrance where appropriate to the historic environment.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 877

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Para 7.
Amendments to text: 'Cycle parking should be is an essential part of a development'

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 878

Received: 10/04/2017

Respondent: Transport for London

Representation:

Cycle parking SPD

Based on experience in supporting increased cycling in London, TfL recommends that the SPD reflects good practice for cycle parking as set out in the relevant chapter of the London Cycle Design Network Guidance available on TfL's website at http://content.tfl.gov.uk/lcds-chapter8-cycleparking.pdf

Although not a TfL document, good practice guidance prepared for Westrans - a group of West London boroughs, may also be of interest. It is available at
http://www.westtrans.org/WLA/wt2.nsf/Files/WTA-178/$file/West+London+Cycle+Parking+Guidance+2016.pdf

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 879

Received: 27/02/2017

Respondent: N/A

Representation:

Finally there is no indication as a ratio of bike spaces at transport hub or Employment and Education for a given number of daily users. Without such a figure places could put up an inappropriately small number of places for bike storage which will quickly be used up. This is shown at Watford Met where insufficient bike storage is provided.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 882

Received: 27/02/2017

Respondent: N/A

Representation:

One thing I would like to see added to the transport hub section is that:

"Bicycle storage should be provided for free and with low barriers to entry e.g not having to request access to a bike store or purchase a key"

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 886

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

To make it clearer, I suggest breaking down the section by type of residential development with clear guidance of the expected provision for each. For instance:
- Flats/apartment buildings
- Individual dwelling houses with garage
- Individual dwelling houses without garage
Houses in Multiple Occupancy and conversions of existing properties may need special consideration.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 887

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

1st bullet point. Although 'within the footprint of the building' may apply to blocks of flats, what about houses with detached garages, sheds, or conversions? Need to set out the expectation clearly.
3rd bullet point. Access routes between the highway and the cycle storage should be lit.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 888

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Para 4. Support the principle of cycle storage areas needing to be easy to access to / from the highway and to avoid stairs (even with wheeling channels, as these would be a barrier to usage for some). However the text specifies 'level access to this area from the entrance'. Please clarify if this means entrance to the building, or entrance to the basement? Basement parking areas would need to reach ground level with a ramp. If wheeling ramps on stairs are needed, they should be as shallow as possible

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 889

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Query use of the photo of these wheeling ramps - I would consider this a poor solution due to the gradients involved. Any photos included should be exemplary to illustrate what can be done. (see Fig 29 in Cambridge City Council's guidance).

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 890

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Para 6. Visitor cycle parking in relation to flat/apartment buildings should be covered in a separate paragraph.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 891

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Key questions. Rewrite final question: 'Is there secure, resident-only access to the cycle store?'

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 892

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Electric-assisted cycles are becoming increasingly popular and have the potential to open up cycling to a much wider population for utility journeys in particular. Consideration should be given to providing electric cycle charging equipment within secure communal cycle storage in residential development (apartment buildings) for residents' use.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 893

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

3rd bullet. Not all cycle stores will be under 'natural surveillance' - e.g. if integrated in the building. Or does this only apply to non-integrated communal stores?

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 894

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Add another bullet point: 'Storage areas and access route to them should be well lit'
(This applies to all communal storage facilities, as well as storage areas in residential blocks).

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 895

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Para 3. There is some mismatch between this paragraph and the principles bullet points. Be clear on expectations of larger employment sites vs. smaller offices/units.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 896

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Key questions. Some typos and grammatical errors.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 897

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Electric-assisted cycles are becoming increasingly popular and have the potential to open up cycling to a much wider population for utility journeys in particular. Large employers should be encouraged to provide electric cycle charging equipment within secure communal cycle storage.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 898

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Key questions. Delete final question (relating to residential access)

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 899

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Need to recognise that there is a need to provide secure storage for employees (as per 3.2) as well as customers/service users

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 900

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Does this section target short term/customer cycle parking?

Para 2. Agree that for short visits, standard stands conveniently located near the entrance and easily visible are often the best and most attractive option for users. However, especially for larger premises/destinations, some covered racks in addition would be preferable where these can be provided.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 901

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Would benefit from definition of Transport Hub so it is clear what locations it pertains to.

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 902

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Some principles are mentioned in the following paragraphs but not included in the list of principles. eg. suitable for D locks, covered/sheltered from the elements
1st bullet point. Specifies a locked compound or covered area.Secure compounds are desirable as an option where these can be provided - most appropriate for larger rail stations and bus stations. However very visible, easy to find stands/racks very near the entrance should also be provided, including some covered. Should ideally have facilities to suit different preferences.
May be appropriate to clearly specify expectations for smaller stations and for major stations/'hubs'.
Need to consider for locked compounds:
Who are they for and how accessed? Are usage charges acceptable?
Some good facilities are 24-hr monitored, but not locked (eg. Cambridge station)

Comment

Cycle Parking SPD

Representation ID: 903

Received: 05/04/2017

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Mismatch with paragraphs and photo on p11 which refer to stands and racks near station entrance.
Photo captioned 'Secure communal access...'. Does this belong in the transport hubs section or elsewhere?