A new cycle hub is to open inside Hull’s Trinity Market.
R-evolution has been appointed operate a cycling hub from Trinity Market, to help support the city’s ambition to become a cycling city.
The space will hold storage for up to 40 cycles and offer a repair service for small repairs to commuter’s cycles.
The team will provide a facility to recycle and refurbish old bicycles and offer a provision for affordable bike sales. The team will also provide a range of workshops to demonstrate basic cycling maintenance techniques and how to cycle safely around the city.
Future plans also include a cycle hire facility with electric bikes and scooters, and guided cycle tours in Hull.
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “The opening of the cycle hub in Trinity Market is a vital component in our ambitious journey to make Hull a cycling a city.
“With the installation of clearer and more visible cycle lanes, we want to build a network that is accessible for everyone. And in order for this to be successful, having a secure storage facility is necessary.
“We are delighted that the cycle hub is opening and I hope it will encourage even more people to start using a more sustainable form of transport, and will complement the new cycling facility which reopened in Paragon Interchange in September.
“Cycling not only benefits the local economy, it also feeds into our ambition to encourage more people to use an active form of travel and supports the Government’s strategy to tackle obesity by encouraging GPs to prescribe cycling as a way to lose weight. “Walking and cycling also supports the authority’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.”
These services will support the authority’s 10-year cycling and walking infrastructure plan to upgrade key routes and improve cycle paths for residents across the city.
Work to improve cycle routes began in June with a funding boost from the Department for Transport’s emergency active travel fund, which allowed the creation of safer spaces for cyclists by adding segregation, new signage and clearly marking all cycling routes in green.
To have your say on the new cycle lanes, visit Commonplace.