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					Cycle facilities audit – University Park
Current Situation

Access on the Campus

There are four main access routes for cyclists on to campus, with 6 smaller access paths that
cyclists can use to enter throughout the campus. The four main areas are:

    1. From the North off Derby Road

    This entrance links to a network of cycle routes and a National Cycle route, with links to
    the City Centre. This entrance is used by staff and students travelling from the north of the
    campus, those that live along Derby Road and those that cycle from Jubilee Campus and
    associated Halls.

    2. From the East off Clifton Boulevard

    This entrance links with a network of local cycle routes and a National Cycle route. This is
    the main entrance used by staff and students travelling by bike from the Lenton area.
    There is an off road cycle route that runs parallel to this entrance and provide links to the
    City via off road cycle ways and quiet cycle roads.

    3. From the South off University Boulevard


    This connects to a network of local cycle routes and a National Cycle route. The shortened
    barriers allow cyclists to access and egress with ease.


    4. From the West off Woodside Road

    This entrance links with a network of local cycle routes. It is used by staff and students
    that live in the Beeston / Broadgate park area. The shortened barriers allow cyclists to
    access and egress with ease.

Movements on Campus

Cyclists are able to move around the campus relatively easily by using the internal road
network combined with a network of footway paths, which link the principal facilities to each
other and also provide access to the cycle network beyond the campus boundary.

There are a number of cycle routes on some of the main
routes around the Campus that assist access to and from the
cycle parking facilities. For example, a one metre wide “on
carriageway” cycleway has been provided on Jubilee Avenue
linking the Trent Building with the main Campus road
network.


In addition to the on Campus cycle facilities there is an
extensive network of cycle routes on the public highway routes immediately adjoining the
Campus which include:

•   Part of the National Cycle Route running along University Boulevard to the south of the
    Campus.
•   An off road cycle facility running adjacent to Woodside Road to the west of the Campus.
•   An on carriageway Cycle Route running along Derby Road to the north of the Campus.
•   An off road cycle facility on the eastern boundary of the main Campus.
•   An on road cycle route running along Derby Road to the north of the QMC.


Halls of Residence

Examples of typical cycle facilities within Halls of Residence are shown overleaf.

Florence Boot Hall
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Not covered

Florence Boot Cycle Shed
   • Capacity for 90 cycles on cycle ramps
   • Shed also used for general storage
   • Covered
   • Restricted key access

Willoughby Hall Front Entrance
      6 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 12 cycles
   • Not covered
   • Used by Hall residents

Willoughby Hall Cycle Shed
   • Present capacity for 17 cycles on cycle ramps
   • Covered
   • Restricted key access
   • Shed is also used for general storage on one side and as a smoking area for staff

Cavendish Hall – Chatsworth Entrance
   • 5 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 10 cycles
   • Not covered

Ancaster Hall (Entrance)
   • 10 Sheffield style hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Not covered

Ancaster Hall Cycle Shed
   • 40 Sheffield style hoops able to accommodate 80 cycles
   • Covered
   • Restricted access via a code
   • Shed also used for general storage

Abbey House (Ancaster Hall)
  • 18 Sheffield style hoops able to accommodate 36 cycles (9 are near entrance, the
     others are near car park)
  • Not covered

Rutland Hall
      5 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 10 cycles
   • Not covered

Rutland Hall
   • 4 ‘V’ shaped brackets can be found on either side of the North entrance, can
      accommodate 8 cycles in total.
   • Benefits from the roof overhang but not fully covered
Rutland Hall Shed
   • Present capacity for 74 cycles on ‘V’ shaped ramped brackets
   • Covered
   • Shed also used for general storage
   • There is a unit of 14 ‘V’ shaped ramped brackets not in commission as they are not
      bolted down
   •
Nightingale Hall
   • Space for 55 cycles on ‘ramp’ type bars
   • Enclosed, covered, locked shed with restricted key access
   • Some cycles are chained up near the front entrance
   • The shed is also used for storage of many different items

Sherwood Hall
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Positioned in the middle of the hall grounds
   • Covered

Derby Hall
   • Capacity for 40 cycles on ‘ramp’ type bars
   • Covered
   • Restricted key access
   • Area is also used for storage of many different items

Lincoln Hall
   • Cycles kept in a secure storage room
   • Capacity for 27 cycles on ‘ramp’ type bars and wooden slats
   • Restricted key access
   • Room also used for other storage

Lenton and Wortley Hall
   • 56 ‘V’ shaped brackets placed around the indoor cycle shed
   • Well maintained
   • Residents use a key code to enter the shed, which is changed every academic year
   • Door has been fortified to prevent further break-ins

Cripps Hall Cycle Shed
   • Most Cycles are kept in a secure storage area behind gates at the back of the hall
   • Restricted key access
   • Area is also used to store many other items, such as fencing, and thus lacks room for
      many cycles
   • Present capacity for 10 cycles, but would be more if shed was cleared; with ‘ramp’ type
      bars

Cripps Hall East
   • 5 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 10 cycles
   • Underutilised
   • Not covered

Hugh   Stewart Hall
  •    Capacity for 26 cycles
  •    Restricted key access
  •    Area is also used as a general storage area for benches
Hall of Residence Totals

Type of Stand        Capacity
Open                 138
Covered              8
Secure & Covered     475
Total                621


Comments

Currently all halls of residence have cycle parking provision and generally they are well utilised
during term time. On occasions cycles are secured to nearby lampposts however site surveys
indicate that this is due to ease rather than the lack of capacity. There is an issue with cycle
storage areas being used a general storage areas and a lack of good housekeeping in these
areas.


Recommendations


       Over time ‘V’ shaped brackets and ramp type stands should be replaced with Sheffield
       stands

       Encourage Halls to clear out non-cycle equipment form their cycle facilities

       During the last few weeks of the summer term publish a notice that any cycles not
       removed (by a certain date) will be removed and can either be given to charities to be
       sold, reconditioned and sold to next years students or if in very bad condition scrapped.

       Display information on cycle safety, cycle routes and cycle security in all Halls of
       Residence and where appropriate



Non Hall Locations

Examples of the type of cycle facilities on Campus are shown overleaf.

Lenton Grove (History)
   • 7 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 14 cycles
   • Not covered
   • Underutilised

UNSSC
  • 4 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 8 cycles
  • Predominantly used by staff
  • Not covered
  • Underutilised

Fitness Centre
    • 8 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 16 cycles
    • Not covered, benefits from being under building overhang

Sports Centre
   • 28 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 56 cycles
   • Not covered
Swimming Pool
  • 12 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 24 cycles
  • Not covered

Lenton Lodge - SEDU
   • 2 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 4 cycles
   • Underutilised
   • Not covered

Portland Building (Trent Side)
   • 30 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 60 cycles
   • Not covered
   • Well utilised during term time

Portland Building (East Drive)
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Not covered
   • Well utilised during term time

Trent Building (Jubilee Avenue)
   • 20 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 40 cycles
   • Not covered

Trent Building
   • 8 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 16 cycles
   • Sheltered by the arch

Department of Archaeology
  • 10 ‘V’ shaped brackets are near the entrance to the Department of Archaeology
  • Not covered
  • Underutilised, but some cycles have been seen to be attached to hand rails next to the
      cycle brackets

Portland Hill
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Not covered

Old Post Room
   • 32 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 64 cycles
   • 15 ‘V’ shaped high wall brackets
   • University Card access
   • Well maintained
   • Underutilised

Hallward Library
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles and 26 ‘V’ shaped
      brackets near the front entrance
   • Not covered
   • Well utilised throughout the year

Law and Social Science (South entrance)
   • 7 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 14 cycles are covered
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles are not covered
Law and Social Sciences (North Entrance)
   • 8 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 16 cycles adjacent to car park
   • 5 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 10 cycles near entrance
   • Not covered

Law and Social Sciences (Inner Court Area)
   • 8 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 16 cycles
   • Covered by cycle shelter
   • Area has a security gate, which is only open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.


Student Services – The Orchards
   • 3 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 6 cycles
   • Covered by cycle shelter

University Staff Club
   • 2 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 4 cycles

EMCC
  •    12 poles attached to each other in a circular formation can accommodate 24 cycles
  •    Positioned at the entrance of the car park
  •    Rarely utilised
  •    Not covered

Built Environment - The Studio
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Not covered
   • Underutilised

Built Environment - Paton House
   • 4 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 8 cycles are near the entrance
   • 7 ‘V’ shaped brackets are on the side of the building and partially blocked/ hidden by a
       large skip
   • Not covered
   • Underutilised

The Built Environment (North)
   • 12 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 24 cycles at the back of the
      building.
   • Not covered

The Built Environment (South)
   • 7 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 14 cycles in an alcove near ‘The
      Marmont Centre’ entrance.
   • These are covered by joining area of the two buildings

Cripps Health Centre
   • 7 metal frames are positioned at the back of the health centre
   • Rarely utilised
   • Covered

Magnetic Resonance Centre
  • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
  • Not covered
  • Over utilised
Sir Clive Granger
    • Rear Entrance: 12 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 24 cycles.
    • Not covered
    • Main Entrance: 34 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 68.
    • Not covered

Maths and Physics
  • 33 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 66 cycles in total split between
      front and rear.
  • Not covered


George Green Library
  • 57 Sheffield style cycle hoops in the vicinity of libaray able to accommodate 114 cycles.
  • Not covered

Cripps Computing North & South
   • 20 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 40 cycles
   • Not covered

Chemistry
   • 41 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 82 cycles. Split between the front
     of the building and the rear
   • Not covered

Tower (West)
  • 2 cycle cages, each containing 7 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 14
     cycles
  • Covered
  • Restricted access with Key
  • At full capacity

Tower (East)
  • 24 ‘V’ shaped brackets attached to the east side of the building
  • Covered

Pope Building
   • There is a centralised area on the west side of the building with 8 Sheffield style cycle
      hoops able to accommodate 16 cycles.
   • Not covered
   • Well utilised all year round

Coates Building
Along the south facing wall there are:
   • 60 covered Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 120 cycles, University card
       access required to use cycle area
   • 38 covered Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 76 cycles

CBS – New Auditorium
  • 5 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 10 cycles.
  • Not Covered

CBS - Link
  • 14 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 28 cycles
  • Not covered
CBS– Edge of Car Park
  • 6 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 12 cycles
  • Not covered

Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 10 cycles
  • Not covered

Boots   Science Building
   •    36 ‘h’ shaped supporting bars and 13 ‘V’ shaped brackets
   •    Positioned in a ‘caged’ unit in the underground car parking lot.
   •    Requires University card for access

Pavement Engineering and ITRC
   • There are 6 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 12 cycles in between
     these two buildings
   • Covered by cycle shelter.
   • Well utilised

Wolfson Building
  • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
  • Not covered

Hearing Institute
  • 6 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 12 cycles
  • Are located in a cycle shed
  • Keys to the shed can be requested at reception

Biology – South Entrance
   • 16 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 32 cycles
   • Not covered

Biology Cycle Shed
   • 25 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 50 cycles
   • Restricted access, code required from Porter and changed annually

Biology
      7 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 14 cycles
   • Not covered

Estate Office
   • 10 metal cycle ‘ramps’ are positioned near stores
   • They are covered and generally in view of some staff

Psychology
   • 22 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 44 cycles
   • Not covered

Rear of Psychology
   • 10 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 20 cycles
   • Not covered

Recital Hall
   • The Recital Hall has 8 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 16 cycles
   • They benefit from the overhang of the building
Art History
   • 6 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 12 cycles; located at rear of building
   • Not covered

Arts Centre
   • There are no present cycling facilities at the Arts Centre

Medical School (Queen’s Medical Centre)
QMC has easy access to a network of cycle routes and a National Cycle route.
  • There is a cycle shed that has 18 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 36
  • There is an additional 2 Sheffield style cycle hoops able to accommodate 4 just outside
      the entrance to the shed
  • The shed is underneath the main entrance of the medical school and is easily accessible
      to cyclists
  • A key and a code to the shed door can be obtained from the porter on request, for staff
      and students

Non Hall Location Totals

Type of Stand       Capacity
Open                1155
Covered             103
Secure & Covered    374
Total               1632


Shower Facilities

   •   Fitness Studio
   •   Sports Centre
   •   Swimming Pool
   •   Portland Building
   •   Trent
   •   Law and Social Sciences
   •   University Staff Club
   •   East Midlands Conference Centre
   •   The Built Environment
   •   Chemistry
   •   Hearing Research
   •   CBS
   •   Coates Building
   •   Boots Science
   •   Pavement Engineering
   •   Biology Building
   •   Psychology
   •   Arts Centre
   •   Medical School

Comment

There is a significant amount of cycle parking located throughout the campus that provide, in
total, space for in excess of 1500 cycles. These are locality within reasonable distances of
building entrances. The cycle parking available on the campus consists of mainly a series of
typical ‘Sheffield’ type hooped cycle stands installed at various convenient locations
throughout the Campus. In places older ‘V’ style wheel clasps are used as are cycle ramps. In
many instances these are not used as they can cause damage to wheels and are deemed to be
less secure than Sheffield stands.
In the majority of places there is spare capacity; however there are certain areas where there
is pressure on the existing provision. However it should be noted that in some of these
instances there is spare capacity at nearby cycle facilities. There is a good spread of covered
cycle parking across the University and on the whole there is spare capacity within these
facilities.

There are some smaller buildings that do not have any cycle facilities. On the whole most of
the cycle parking is well maintained however in some locations the green paintwork on the
stands has come off and these stands look poorly maintained.

There is a good spread of shower facilities for people that cycle to work, however these are
not widely known about and there are a number of locations that could benefit from additional
shower facilities.

Recommendations


Ideally cyclists wish to see all cycle parking facilities covered, secure and close to main
entrances, however, this is not always possible. In light of this and the current situation, the
following is recommended:

       •   There are some buildings that would benefit from (additional) cycle facilities being
           provided:

           o   China House - 2 Sheffield stands installed near the entrance;
           o   Biology Building – 5 Sheffield stands in the North car park. There are persistent
               problems of cyclists moving their cycles through the building to park on the
               other side;
           o   Pope Building – These cycle hoops are very well utilised and this could be
               further enhanced with additional cycle hoops on the opposite side of the path;
           o   Nanotechnology –3 Sheffield stands near the new entrance.

       •   Replace the V shaped brackets as these can damage front wheels and deemed to be
           less secure than Sheffield stands:

           o   Archaeology – replace 10 ‘V’ stands with 6 Sheffield stands;
           o   Paton House – replace 7 ‘V’ stands with 4 Sheffield stands;
           o   Tower East – replace 24 ‘V’ stands with 12 Sheffield stands;
           o   Hallward Library – replace 26 ‘V’ stands with 13 Sheffield stands.

       •   Ensure that all new developments incorporate cycle parking and major
           developments incorporate at least 1 shower as standard and that preference is
           given to using Sheffield type stands.

       •   Improve signage directing cycle users to the shower facilities in existing locations.

       •   Produce a brochure on cycling on University Park – including a map showing
           location of showers and cycle parking

       •   Install shower facilities within the following buildings
           o Trent Building
           o Sir Clive Grainger
           o Pope / Coates Building

				
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