LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
Leeds Beckett is a big employer with over 3,200 staff, there are also some 25,000 students. The work it does in encouraging staff and students to travel by bike is reflected in the percentage share for that mode which is currently over 5% (for info, Leeds’ average is about 1.9%).
Here’s some of the things they scored highly on in their application:
- They have great facilities, not just bike parking, which is a lockable compound, but they also have showers, lockers, maintenance equipment and a bike wash!
- They have a great bike hire scheme which gives students access to a serviced bike at a very low cost.
- Leeds Beckett are involved in many aspects of local cycle campaigning – the more weight local campaign groups have, the more influence they can exert which leads to more dedicated infrastructure being built.
- They also have regular engagement events, some of which CityConnect have been involved in, but most are run in house by a member of staff. This includes an offer of maintenance training, on-road cycle training training and ride leader training.