Abandoned Bikes in Stairwells

Abandoned Bikes in Stairwells

A lot of organisers have highlighted the problems of some abandoned bikes in stairwells and wished they could manage them like the stair lighting. I was asked if I coud assist with documentation that helps reduce the bikes in the stairwell.

As you can see in the picture above this can be a typical scenario in a stairwell. Along with stair lighting not being maintained properly to some resdients this has become a safety issue. So , why are bikes abandoned or forgotten. Listed below is some examples.

  • Resident moves and forgets to take their bike.
  • Student who is a tenant graduates and moves on.
  • Resident no longer uses their bike.
  • Resident who uses their bike daily.

Organisers have highlighted that they do not want to stop people using their bikes but feel they situation can be better managed. After creating a Stair lighting notification form the feedback was it worked well.

Removing old or unwanted bikes does not mean they are being wasted. The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) have a bike recycling scheme for more information. or see the Twiter link below.

So, If you want to make your stairwell safer and help recyle unwanted bikes then download a copy of AEW’s Bike Notification Form.