We’ve just heard from one of our Councillors, Becca Thackray, about a new initiative to collect, reclaim or recycle (ha ha) abandoned bikes.
Next week a team will be going out to tag abandoned bikes in the borough. Residents are given two weeks to move the bikes and if they have not been moved, they are collected by the Street Care team. The bikes will then be offered to upCYCLE, who will use them to teach young residents bike maintenance skills. Those that are beyond saving will be taken for recycling.
If we are aware of any abandoned bikes in our ward, we are asked to let the team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the location and a description by 5pm 2 February and the bikes will be added to the list.
The bikes that have been reported to date can be found on this map.