New secure cycle facility to be launched

Published: 2 August 2021

Woman riding fold up bike

The new facility aims to help encourage sustainable travel in Derby.

Derby City Council will be opening a brand-new secure cycle facility in Derby on Monday 9 August as part of its commitment to promote and encourage sustainable travel.

Located inside Bold Lane car park - the ‘safest car park in the world’, Derby City Council has worked with Parksafe Systems to deliver a secure and segregated lock up facility, accessible only by smart card.

Access to the area will only be available to those who have purchased a monthly membership.  Two membership options will be available to purchase through MiPermit – Premium and Standard, from Monday 9 August.

Standard membership includes a smart pass for access to the facility, use of the on-site lockers, pump and car park facilities, including vending machine and toilets.  Premium membership offers additional access to the on-site tyre repair kit and multi-tool sets.

There will be a limited number of memberships available at launch, and if the scheme proves successful, it is hoped that capacity will be increased to match demand.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Decarbonisation and Strategic Transport said:

We are extremely proud to be opening our new CycleSecure location at Bold Lane car park.

We were aware that there was a lack of secure lockup facilities for cyclists in Derby, and are extremely pleased that this project can offer users a safe option and at the same time encourage more people to stay active and cycle into the city and improve the local environment.

This scheme is part of Derby and Nottingham’s Future Transport Zone programme. Working in partnership, Nottingham City and Derby City Councils secured £16.7 million from the Department for Transport to invest in innovative solutions to improve public transport connectivity and encourage sustainable travel.

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