Expression of Interest
Our Bolder Vision for Belfast provides an ambitious blueprint illustrating how a green, walkable, cyclable network of streets and places will improve health for all, revitalise the city’s economy and restore a sense of collective pride in the city centre.
We are now exploring the market interest in providing city centre secure cycle parking sites to help promote active, environmentally responsible travel.
The development of a network of secure cycle parking locations is also supported by the Department for Infrastructure which recognises the importance of walking and cycling provision within the city, as outlined in their recent publication: ‘Making Belfast an Active City – Belfast Cycling Network 2021’
We have secured capital funding through the Department for Infrastructure’s Blue Green Infrastructure Fund and are now inviting applications from operators intending to deliver and maintain safe and secure cycle parking provision on their site who can provide a self-sustaining operating model for the ongoing use of the facility.
The scheme will provide capital support up to a maximum of £20K per site and must be delivered by September 2022.
Are you eligible?
We will consider Expressions of Interest from those seeking to install individual structures, or repurpose an empty unit.
Successful applicants will be responsible for the operation of the secure cycle parking provision, including, but not limited to:
- operation of service including provision of access and management of users
- adequate security and monitoring
- financial management
- customer service and support
- regular maintenance and cleansing
How to apply
Applicants will be required to support their funding request with a comprehensive operating model that outlines how they intend to deliver and maintain, safe and secure cycle parking provision within their site.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an information pack and response form.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Monday 16 May 2022 at 4pm.