Cycle storage and amenity space design guidance consultation

Closed 8 May 2023

Opened 10 Mar 2023

Feedback updated 7 Sep 2023

We asked

In April 2023 we published a draft cycle storage document and undertook citywide public consultation for comment.

You said

25 responses were received, 21 from individuals and 4 representing interest groups.

Many comments were positive and supported the provision of the document but felt it should go further.

Requests were made for greater provision of cycle storage and facilities by the city council and that the needs of wider groups of cycle users and cycle types should be better considered.

Many responses asked for more stringent requirements for new-build developments while others asked for a more lenient approach to allowing cycle storage in front gardens and for more detailed guidance to be published on what types of cycle store would be likely to be approved.

We did

All comments have been scrutinised and noted and the document has been amended to incorporate suggestions made. The revised document will be made available on the city council website in due course and will be used as informal guidance to guide cycle parking provision in planning applications.

Comments made about city council cycle provision, which fell outside the scope of the document have been passed to the relevant department for further consideration.


Leicester City Council aims to be one of the leading cycle cities across the country. The increase in cycling uptake has benefits to health, the environment and to travel costs. Provision of secure cycle parking is key to achieving this vision, to encourage more people to cycle and increasing security of cycle infrastructure. 

Economically, recent studies show that cycle parking contributes 5 times the retail spend per square metre in comparison to the same area for a car parking space (Department for Transport; The Value of Cycling, 2016). The inclusion of cycle parking in developments uses space more efficiently. 

The proposed cycle storage and design guidance document is designed to provide applicants and developers with advice on the provision of good quality cycle parking. To help with planning approval, proposals should ensure that they are:

  • Convenient
  • Secure
  • Inclusive
  • Affordable
  • Promote healthy lifestyles

We welcome comments on the guidance document from members of the public and any interest groups. Please click the link below to view and comment on the proposed cycle storage and design guidance document.


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