New cycle stands are being installed in Petersfield Town Centre this week.

There will be eight new stands in The Square, the three stands outside Mezzo are being upgraded to meet today’s standards and the seven stands on Dragon Street will be replaced with five new style racks.

It’s all part of a Hampshire County Council scheme designed to promote what policy wonks call “active travel”. That’s walking and cycling to you and me.

The money has come from central government and the work should be complete within a week.

An installation in The Square

The location outside Cubitt & West of new bike stands in The Square

The Dragon Street racks due for upgrade

These Dragon Street bike stands will be replaced with five new-style racks

Where to find the new stands

Where to find the new bike stands
Where to find the new bike stands

Other places to park your bike in Petersfield

  • There are racks behind Madeleine’s Deli on Lavant Street and behind Picketts & Pursers in Ram’s Walk.
  • You can lock a bike to the railings around The Square and outside the Post Office.
  • A bike rack is installed outside the Tesco supermarket off The Causeway.
  • There are bike stands outside Petersfield Museum on St Peter’s Road.
  • The railings outside Waitrose are also a popular place for cyclists to tether their wheels.
  • The new Dragon Court development includes additional bike stands by the ornamental pond.

What does this mean for you?

  • Have you been put-off using a bike around Petersfield because of a lack of parking spaces?
  • Will the new stands prompt you to switch from car to bike for your next trip into town?
  • Will you cycle more because of this work?

Let us know in the comments.