Should LUU work with the university to improve cycling accessibility on campus?
What the idea is about:
The University of Leeds is situated on a steep hill which means that accessibility can often be difficult. For cyclists to currently negotiate the quickest journeys through campus they must drag their bikes up and down huge blocks of staircases. I would like the university to install dedicated cycle ramps along the side of major staircases so that cyclists can easily wheel their bikes up and down reducing journey times for bikes around campus and making it easier for cyclists to access different parts of campus. The ramps will only be 5 inches wide and can be easily covered in rubber to prevent skateboarders from using them.
Why have you proposed it?
If we encourage a cycle friendly culture on campus and make it as easy as possible for cyclists to access campus then hopefully we can encourage more people to cycle to/from university; staff and students alike. A lot of feedback I have had from students who do cycle say that campus accessibility is a major issue for them and if we can improve the issue then we can go some way to encouraging more people to use their bike, creating a healthier and more sustainable environment.