Secure cycle parking facility on the High Street
Cycle parking on Kingussie High Street.
Cycle Friendly Kingussie is all about reducing barriers to cycling and one of the projects that we identified sometime ago was the need for cycle parking facilities on the High Street. We carried out an audit in 2015 and this identified that the only dedicated cycle parking in Kingussie was at the Railway Station, the Sports Centre and the old Iona Gallery car park, all some way from the High Street. The High Street is popular with both visiting cyclists passing through and locals simply using their bikes to make a shopping trip.
We have now installed 2 " Plantlock" cycle racks right at the heart of the High Street . This initiative has been made possible through the support of Service Sports our local sports shop. The ingenious cycle storage incorporates a flower box and a place to secure two cycles ( 4 in all) . This should reduce bicycles cluttering up windows and entrances to shops as well as providing a secure and safe place to leave a bicycle.
We also have permission in principle to install further cycle storage in front of the new Court House building and are currently in discussion with the Council about a suitable design.