This is a copy of the Wolves on Wheels response in support of the i9 planning application (application 18/00147/FUL if you want to look it up on the planning portal on the council website).
Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign supports this application because of the contribution it should make to sustainable transport in the city and for the example of good practice that it sets.
We welcome the good provision made for employees cycling to the building: sufficient undercover parking places accessible only via a security door; availability of changing rooms and showers; provision of tools at reception.
The building is conveniently accessible by off road cycle routes provided by the shared use pavement alongside the ring road and well surfaced canal towpath.
Together these factors should provide the opportunity and encouragement for employees of all levels of confidence and ability to choose cycling as a means of commuting short distances.
We are, however, surprised and disappointed that there is no parking provision for customers choosing to cycle to the ground floor cafes and restaurants. We hope this lack will be rectified as the project progresses by including some cycle stands in a convenient and prominent location or the developer committing to contribute to nearby cycle parking provision in the public realm.
(Chair, Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign)