New free bicycle storage facility opens at St Marks

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Access Lincoln and St Marks Shopping Centre have teamed up to create a new, free, cycle storage facility for the city, located in St Marks lower ground car park.

The purpose built secure facility, which holds over 100 bicycles and is only accessible using a personalised keycode, as well as being monitored by CCTV, was officially opened  earlier this month.

Sarah Hubery from Access Lincoln at the St Marks Cycle Storage facility

Access Lincoln jointly funded the project as part of its programme to provide Lincoln’s residents, commuters and visitors with more sustainable travel options.

Sarah Hubery, Sustainable Travel Officer at Access Lincoln, said: “There was a real demand for secure cycle storage in the area and this new facility now makes cycling around the city an even better option.

The facility is located in the St Marks lower ground car park

“Anyone can register, it’s quick, easy and completely free – all that’s required is some proof of identity and the St Marks’ team will generate a 24/7 personal entry code.”

Valerie Johnson, Centre Manager at St Marks, added: “Cycling is a great way to access the city and we felt strongly that a safe, secure and free cycle storage facility would really make a difference to those coming in by bike.

“The cycle storage was formed by removing five parking spaces to make way for 104 bikes.”

To find out more about cycle storage in Lincoln visit the website.