The Brockley Bike Rack

After long months of construction work, a small bike shed, with an off-the-shelf bike rack system has finally opened at Brockley Station. Behold.

14 comments:

Jon said...

It's quite small....

Now how about ticket gates (the large pram/wheelchair friendly ones) opening properly on the first oyster swipe)

Anon said...

I've been keeping an eye on this for a while. My thoughts are (1) it looks massively over engineered but i guess this is a byproduct of the small space it is crammed into and (2) more worrying only space for 8 bikes by the looks of it - not sure how this relates to any assessment undertaken of need but this seems to under supply on spaces to me.



 

Fitz said...

Yet another Brockley construction project that seems to take about 5 times longer than conceivably possible. Is the cherry blossom planted recently and now removed going to be replaced at all? The lack of joined up thinking is staggering.

Kin said...

Blimey, that is tiny. How many bikes did the old racks hold?

wiggo said...

It won't be long before half the spaces are taken up by semi-permanent/forgotten/abandoned bikes. I find it so odd that people do this, I can understand leaving a bike for a day or two. But bikes get left for months on end, and then gradually stripped of parts by thieves. Also how many people would bother cycling to the station to get a train into town, I cycle in regularly and it's about 20 to 30 minutes, which is quicker than the train anyway.

Ben said...

That's a two tiered rack - like the ones on the platform at London Bridge and outside Waterloo. So 16 bike parking spaces.

MickeyMouse said...

I dont understand it, how does it work? If there are bikes beneath mine how do i get my bike down? God, whatever happened to just locking your bike to a metal post!

Anonymous said...

The top racks pull down (hence the big red handle) allowing you to put in a bike on the top row

Monkeyboy said...

If this doesn't tempt Lou back then he must be in jail.

FintonStack said...

It holds 16: eight on each level. Still probably not enough, though, especially since the city is supposed to be encouraging cycling.

Headhunter said...

definitely, i'm forced to use peak time public transport at the moment and it's a nightmare!  i can't believe people put themselves through it day after day, week after week.  i suppose people my cycle from further out - zone 3 or 4 into brockley so that they can take the train from zone 2

Kin said...

There seems to be a real problem with bike parking around Brockley X. As you say, we shld be encouraging it, but with so few racks (I think there are just 2 on the Costcutters stretch), there's not enough places to lock up.

Of course, road conditions aren't exactly ideal either...

Roger Stocker said...

Lewisham Cyclists have been emailing TfL about this for AGES (copies to councillors) and finally.... strangely they won't answer our question about whether they will repay Lewisham Council the £12k it spent to install the original racks and cover (main cost was groundwork). We regularly counted bikes and a average was 18 during October - December. So 16 is no where near enough. That's all TfL will be installing it seems so people will continue to use the railings. You will notice that there are no racks at the supermarket to the west side - The council found the money to ensure a short term car parking space but no cycle parking. Pretty typical these days I am afraid.

TM said...

Agree it's taken far too long and is too small. Real shame as this was an opportunity for them to improve the facilities massively when there is noticeable demand for more spaces. Seen a lot of bikes with bits stolen at Brockley so a couple of cameras might be a useful deterrent too..

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