Corporate cycling provision at its finest: Trinity Square, Gateshead
Aye. Perish the thought you might have to walk a few metres
When was the last time that you arrived at a shopping centre and had to get out an push your car for the last few hundred metres to a parking space?
(Edit: doh lemonysam has clearly been reading my thoughts again)Posted 4 years ago
Would you not be quite peeved if the bike park was a distance away from the building and neither lit nor patrolled by security
Actually they have a lovely proper secure caged bike parking facility in the multi-storey – which isn’t available to the public.
AND THEY CHARGED FOR IT?
Can’t remember the last time I paid for parking at a shopping mall or supermarket. It’s free at all the ones we go to.Posted 4 years ago
They are just about finished building a massive new shopping centre/mall and mega-Tescotropilis-thing in Gateshead called “Trinity Square”.
And we were all heartened to see that for once they’ve actually made some provision for people arriving by bike, namely lots of shiny bike stands:
Amazing eh? Just the kind of thing we all want to see. Well done.
Just one slight issue:
Oh yes, you’re not actually allowed to cycle!
And if you try then the private security guards show up and tell you to get off your bike. 😯
I jokingly suggested that they should consider installing smoking shelters to enforce the “No Smoking” policy.
But funnily enough it turns out they don’t enforce that one.
In fact, they’ve just finished installing ashtrays everywhere and are now saying they “can’t really tell people off for smoking because of the ashtrays”.
Posted 4 years ago
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