Stirling Council are to boost their utilisation of their 43-cycle secure locker network that have been in place since 2006, after Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury made enquiries about the system on behalf of a number of cyclists.
Initially council officers confirmed that recently they had no budgets to purchase, maintain, or replace lockers. This has led to the council not promoting the secure cycle lockers. However, after Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury continued to follow up on the matter council officers have now confirmed that they will look to better utilise the secure cycle locker infrastructure that the council has, as well as to increase the number of lockers in areas of high demand. Council officers are also looking into different funding streams that the council may access to bid for more lockers, such as the Tactran Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme.
Lockers are rented out on an annual basis, at £25 per annum, and there are currently waiting lists for lockers at Stirling Station, Dunblane Bridge of Allan.
· 20 Lockers at Stirling Railway Station
· 4 at Stirling Bus Station
· 6 at Bridge of Allan Station
· 3 at Dunblane Railway Station
· 6 at Dunblane in Tesco Car Park
· 4 at Park & Ride, Springkerse
Local Conservative Councillor Alastair Majury said:
“I’ve received a number of enquiries relating to the cycle lockers with Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, and I am pleased that upon following these up with officers that they are taking a more pro-active approach in ensuring that cyclists are able to benefit from the secure cycle locker facilities.”