New Line Wall bike rack has sustainable transport in mind
The Ministry for Transport has installed a second car-shaped bicycle rack at Line Wall Road.
The area has seen an increase in bicycles being locked up on the adjacent railings causing obstruction to pedestrians.
“This bicycle parking solution sends a clear message towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly use of our public highway by using the space normally occupied by one single motor vehicle to park up to 10 bicycles,” the Gibraltar Government said.
“This adds to the growing stock of bicycle parking in Gibraltar and further encourages alternative and sustainable modes of transport locally.”
The Transport Ministry said it would continue to provide cycling infrastructure throughout Gibraltar, adding this is critical to encourage sustainable alternative modes of transport.
“Build the infrastructure and they will come,” said Paul Balban, the Minister for Transport.
“This is what is said by cycling city planners.”
“Bicycle parking at key locations is critical to encourage cycling, making it more convenient to use a bicycle than a car for certain trips.”
“Ten bicycles potentially means 10 less cars on the road and that can only be good for Gibraltar and good for the environment.”