New cycle storage facility at Maxwell


A new 48-space cycle storage facility has recently been installed in Maxwell Well to provide additional cycle storage for the Maxwell Building.

The facility, which can be used by employees and students, provides covered cycle parking with easy access to Maxwell Building and Hall and the Gilbert Rooms.  It is located near to male and female shower and changing areas in the back of Maxwell Hall, for those who wish to use them.  The shower areas have also been identified for renovation, when funding is available, to increase their attractiveness and provide more locker capacity.

Over the next few months, further cycle storage is set to be installed on the Peel campus, with two 40-space fully-covered and secure facilities being installed near to the Clifford Whitworth Building and outside Cockcroft Building, which will also serve Newton building users.

A former shower room in Crescent House basement is to be reinstated to provide a unisex shower facility for those on the south side of the A6.  For a map of current cycling infrastructure at the University, click here.

University Security are also working to reduce bicycle theft on campus and are offering recommended locks and other safety and security products at subsidised prices.  For more information call ext 55368 or go to Maxwell reception.

Travel & Transport Officer Andy Binder is working closely with the Bicycle User Group (BUG) and its chair, Jeremy Ford, to look at where improvements can be made across the University to support the growth in cycling.

He said: “These latest measures that are being introduced are all part of the University’s Travel Plan strategy, aimed at increasing the attractiveness and feasibility of using sustainable modes of travel.”

The Bicycle User Group meets once a semester to look at ways to make improvements that support cycling to and around the University.  For more information on BUG or to become a member please email

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