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Photo #167030

[Image taken 3.2.20] Lidl, James Street, York. The Sheffield (racks) are easy to find, recognise as cycle parking and access. They are under cover. They are in a well lit location. You do not need to cross road to move between them and the shop/trolleys. BUT, as at too many other supermarkets, they neither near the shop entrance or exit, nor the trolley bays. The image shows there is space. The image shows trolleys for use with wheelchairs. I think developers/designers/the relevant people at the supermarkets don't use a cycle to shop so don't see there is a problem. What is the issue? 1. You arrive with luggage. It may be empty and light or you may have come from somewhere else (work, another shop, etc) and it be heavy and bulky. 2. You arrive with a child/children on your cycle. In both cases you need to get to the trolley bays (at this Lidl they are round the corner **beyond** the shop entrance/exit so you need to avoid people going in/out). Do you leave your children and/or your luggage on the cycle/close to it unattended/unsupervised while you go and get a trolley (you need to put a token/coin in the ones here) and then return to collect them? Or do you leave the luggage unattended on your cycle and carry the child/children to the trolleys and load them and return to your cycle for the luggage? Or do you leave the luggage unattended on your cycle for the duration of your visit? When you have completed the shop you have the reverse issue. Do you return the trolley to the bay and schlepp your shopping to your cycle? That way it's not left unattended? Or do you take the trolley with the shopping and your child/children to your cycle? Do you load up and leave it/them unattended while you return the trolley? When trolleys are not near the cycle parking, you might need to make four extra trips. Possibly carrying/accompanied by children. The racks at Asda, Layerthorpe, York (see: #166151) and Asda, Harrogate (see: #166186) are close to the trolleys and these are close to the entrance. For people arriving with luggage and dependants there are luggage-carrying/child-toting trips involved but they are very short. Other image here: #174000

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