As we are based in Essex we feel it is our obligation to promote the SEAT initiative that is partnered with ParkThatBike.
Free bike storage is being offered to employers across south Essex in an effort to encourage more people to cycle to work.
This is funded from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund, which we are pleased to be able to use to benefit our region.
The scheme is part of the South Essex Active Travel initiative (SEAT) – the three-year collaborative project between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Essex County Council and Thurrock Council that launched in April 2017.
SEAT brings councils and partners together in order to boost active travel, improving access to jobs, learning and skills across south Essex.
An example of the free storage on offer is a bike hangar, which provides secure, weatherproof storage for up to four bikes. Worth more than £2,000 each, the hangars will be provided free of charge, with the employer paying just £300 to cover the cost of delivery and installation. Before the installation of the hangar, employers will meet with someone from the team to arrange a cycling activity for their staff.