Working to make cycling an everyday experience in Dundee
Our next meeting is 17th September 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Dundee University, Dalhousie Building, Room 2G12
A Dundee City Council Planning Application for construction of car parking spaces alongside a short section of the National Cycle Network 1 in the Waterfront has been resubmitted. The proposal is to provide an additional 17 carparking spaces in place of a lot of precious, covered bike parking spaces. In "compensation" for the loss of cycle parking spaces, a new "secure two tier, 24 space, bicycle storage cage" will be provided.
The applicants argue that the existing cycle spaces are unused. This may well be true at present, but it is short-sighted to remove cycling facilities when there is a national target to increase cycling use from the current 1 or 2% to as much as 10%, plus of course the river front is going to become much more popular with the opening of the V&A later this year. And the cage looks as if it will be uncovered, which is hardly going to encourage use by the increased number of workers in the area.
The Application is "18/00391/FULL | Reconfiguration of Car Parking, Bicycle Parking and Landscaping | River Court 5 West Victoria Dock Road Dundee". If you would like to view details and submit comments go to http://idoxwam.dundeecity.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/ and search using 18/00391/FULL or the map tool. Please ignore the Comments (0) tab - you should receive an acknowledgement email.