An all too brief visit to Bath gave an early morning opportunity to take a look at bike related measures in the city.
Outside the railway station, behind the ongoing roadworks you can find the street bike hire.
There are apparently four of these stations in the city centre.
However, I didn't see anyone riding one of these bikes, and they didn't look too robust. These bike hire schemes require a lot of money and effort to make them work well.
More promising were these bike parking racks.
They convert a car parking space into a bike park for 8 to 10 bicycles.
They were all well used and looked like they were good value for money, both as cycle parking and showing just how wasteful it is to give street space over to car parking.
Bath has a lot of advertising bikes.
Many taking up cycle racks,
others are freestanding.
Some are locked wherever there is space.
Some just sit outside the cafes they are promoting.
Finally, I came across the Bikes in Bloom.
There were a few in shop windows,
but I only managed to see one blooming bike on the road, photographed through the window of a moving bus.
Some interesting ideas, particulally the bike parking in a car space.