With cycling to campus increasing in popularity at the University of Essex, the number of cycle parking spaces was insufficient to satisfy the increasing demand. Turvec have been selected to supply and install 194 new cycle parking spaces under shelters at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus.
The installation will feature Turvec’s high-specification, gas-assisted 2ParkUp two-tier rack. The system was selected due to its tested durability and user-friendlily lift assist, providing a high-capacity cycle parking facility that is accessible and safe for all students to use. The 2ParkUp is tested to 20,000 movements and independently accredited with FietsParKeur ensuring that the racks will provide secure storage for many years to come.
The 2ParkUp racks will be housed under our WaveUp cycle shelters to provide weather protection for the parked bikes. Our design team have been working with the University for several months developing proposals following site surveys. CAD layouts and 3D visualisations for a number of potential locations across the campus were presented to the University before finalising a layout and location.