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As well as the positive image the lockers give, other benefits include reduced demand for staff car parking on the site, fewer stolen accessories such as panniers and lights, (with reduced problems for security personnel), and healthier and fitter employees. The lockers are certainly appreciated by staff—all 20 were taken in the first 2 days—and they are now in regular use by employees who have paid a key deposit and signed a long-term rental agreement. These visible and popular facilities have been installed in direct response to requests from cycling employees. For example, all the new CycleSafe lockers are already fully allocated and in daily use—with a substantial waiting list.
As a trial, eight CycleSafe lockers have been installed near the main staff entrance, and so far the uptake has been encouraging. If the experiment is a success further lockers will be purchased by the Hospital. Each locker should result in one less car on site.
Blackpool Hospital is changing the image of cycling, by replacing an old metal bicycle shed with 20 stylish high security CycleSafe bicycle lockers, designed for individual users on a long term basis. The policy is to encourage cycle-commuting by staff, and this very visible and welcome facility clearly demonstrates the commitment to this aim.