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Abandoned bike sweeps on campus

20 Jun 2017

Got a bike on campus? Not used it for a while? Better check it's not been tagged

Bikes and daffodils

To ensure that we continue to provide adequate cycle parking provision on campus, every six months a check of bike racks and bike shelters is done. This is used to identify those that appear to have been left for some time unused.

Some 138 bikes have been tagged across campus and these will be removed after Friday, 7 July unless the owner comes forward using the email address on the tag. The bikes will be kept in storage for three months before being disposed of.

To highlight the problem, one particular bike shelter had 27 bikes identified as abandoned – that's 27 cycle spaces that couldn’t be used.