City cycle rack
A new Commonwealth Games Legacy 2014 Cycle rack was recently installed at the Town House, Inverness, after a successful application to Cycling Scotland. More than 180 organisations registered for the chance to own a Legacy 2014 cycle rack, to help in their efforts in promoting cycling to work.
The new rack provides space for an additional 10 bicycles at the Town House, which it is hoped will encourage more staff and visitors to leave their cars at home, and cycle instead.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Drew Hendry, said: “We are delighted that our application for a Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy cycle rack has been successful. The Legacy 2014 rack dramatically improves bicycle parking provision at the Town House, which can only be a positive in helping to promote both cycling and our Carbon CLEVER vision of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands.”
Leader of the City of Inverness, Councillor Ian Brown, said: “The new Legacy 2014 cycle rack is a fantastic asset for the Town House and Inverness more generally. We are confident that it will benefit many people and help to promote modal shift to cycling.”
Lee Craigie, who competed strongly in the women’s cross-country mountain bike event for Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games came along to join the Provost and Leaders for a photo shoot to promote the new rack. She said: “It’s great for Inverness to have secured a Legacy 2014 cycle rack. The Games were absolutely fantastic, and hopefully we’ll see more and more people getting back in the saddle as a result.”