Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

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bicycle rant (cohabiting cheapskates special)

Proof positive that though I care, it can take me a very long time to respond is that in November, pdc posted this in his journal, and only now do I get around to adding in my own comments about Oxford City Council's thoughtful provision for cyclists.

This is what the (best of the) public provision for cyclists in Oxford looks like. Grudging Sheffield stands of the looped-steel, not-very-safely-bolted-down variety, and so crowded that using the stands regularly is likely to lead to your bike being damaged accidentally by other cyclists who also need to park. None of it is under cover, meaning our bikes slowly dissolve in the acid rain.

parking your bike on Cornmarket Street in Oxford

Though this is a much better situation than ten years ago, it still doesn't compare too well with the cycle parking provided for Oxford City Council Environmental Services (shown below), which is under cover, spacious, and (nowadays) behind a lot of locks and bars. This is where Damian used to park his bike, before they put the bars up, as he worked in a nearby office. Now he's nowhere near any cycle parking.

this locked cage is actually rather larger than this inexpert collage has made it look

I also have a couple of pictures of cars parked in this cute little locked cage, but I think I've put enough of an unsightly bulge in your friend's page for one day.

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