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Photo #194217

[Image taken 22.5.23] RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. [NOTE: No street view at this location] Closeup of the cycle parking. There are two of these covered sets of four racks. Good points: there is cycle parking; it is very close to the entrances to Bettys, the RHS Garden, the gift and plant shop, the toilets; the racks are Sheffields; the provision is covered. Note the flagged slope up to/down from the racks. This felt unnecessarily steep. The low wall/seating made access and manoeuvring difficult when using the four spaces in front of it. For some people with mobility issues or a heavy cycle this could mean they couldn’t use these racks. Is there just one company that makes green roofed cycle parking? (See the provision at York St John University: #191161 and links.) The supports are the same design and the problems repeat too: they are too close together and they are not long enough. The cycles are all slightly unstable and unsupported. I could not lean my cycle reliably to load/unload my bag. If I'd had a child onboard I'd have had to have found somewhere to lean the cycle in the open air (missing the point of covered provision) to unload/load the passenger and creating ‘pfaff’. There's no provision for wider or longer cycles. Other image here today and links: #194216.

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