With the reopening of St Peter's Square following the move of the cenotaph and the refurbishment of the Central Library it is somewhat disappointing to see that people are still having to lock bikes to the tram platform railings.
Whilst there are bike racks across the road, next to the now useless cycle track, these were also full, and one bike was locked to the Cycle Lane Suspended sign
This sign also begs the question as to whether the cycle route across the square will ever be reopened.
If you look very hard beyond the footpath closed signs there are some more racks on the far side of the tram stop.
However, the set near Princess Street are out of reach behind barriers.
So will there be any new cycle parking outside Central Library?
After all there is plenty of space and it would be nice to think that it would fit in with the designs for the seating.
There really is lots of space...
The answer is yes there will be some new cycle racks, you can see them here...
Propped up against an ugly telecoms cabinet
there are around 10 ordinary Sheffield stands waiting to be installed.
I think this could be seen as progress, if you think that more of the same stuff is progress, but even this is very slow and does not look like the actions of a cycling city aiming to make cycling a major mode of transport.