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Photo #181644

[Image taken 11.4.22] Wickes, Lysander Close, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] The bollards are perhaps intended to protect the entrance to this branch of Wickes (www.wickes.co.uk/store/8471) from vehicle movements. However, they also obscure any view of and limit access by cycle to the racks: #181645. The area immediately ahead of and to the right of the camera is a parking space. It was in use as I arrived. There was a Wickes trolley next to is - the long, long kind -, with a large long item on it the driver and his companion were trying to load (from the side) onto their vehicle. In short, drivers are provided for but people on cycles are not. Disappointing in a city where: a) 25 per cent of people do not have access to a car or a van (2011 census); b) so many people cycle for utility purposes and have a bespoke or adapted rig - including with a trailer - in place of or in addition to a car; c) with family and d) for health and fitness which includes older people and those with disabilities. It didn't used to be this way here. Wickes used to be an example of practical cycle parking. I had filed these two images: #181646, #181647 in examples of 'Good cycle parking'. The racks today: #181645. Other images today: #181648, #181649.

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