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New bike racks on campus

Three new double-decker bike racks and additional u-shaped racks have boosted the number of cycle parking spaces on campus by 160.

Three double-decker bike racks are conveniently located by the Sport Centre, Swanborough residences (block 3) and Bramber House.

An additional 80 bike parking spaces have been created with the installation of new u-shaped bike racks under the Pevensey arches and near the Swanborough residences.

James Brown, Transport Manager in Sussex Estates and Facilities, said: “These new facilities now make cycling to and from campus an even better option.

“Cycling is a great way to access campus and we felt strongly that additional cycle parking would really make a difference to students and staff coming in by bike.”

Frida Gustafsson, President of the Students’ Union, said: “I am really happy this is happening. I think it is a great sign that the University is listening to students and their needs.

“This will hopefully open up more car space on campus and make buses less crowded, as more people will choose to cycle instead. This is the kind of thing that will lead to other changes and make campus a bit better for everyone.”

The new racks are part of an ongoing programme of initiatives to make it easier for students and staff to cycle to campus.

For example, staff can buy a bike through the University of Sussex Cycle to Work scheme.

And you can cycle to and from campus even if you don't own a bike: the University is participating in the new Brighton bike-share scheme, which went live in September. Just pick up a BTN Bike Share bicycle from the docking station outside the Sport Centre.

More information about cycling to campus – including advice about keeping your bike secure and tips on cycle maintenance - is available on the transport web pages.

Posted on behalf of: Transport
Last updated: Friday, 6 October 2017


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