Case study: Cycle shelter – Geminor, Hull

We were recently commissioned to install a Cycle shelter installed at recycling plant Geminor in May 2023.

Doing R Bit were delighted to be part of this project to support the work force use active travel to and from the workplace.

Geminor is a leading international recycling company established on Karmøy in 2004. We provide services in waste treatment, logistics, material recycling and waste for energy production, and offer customers stable, flexible and competitive solutions for disposal in the European market.

The image shows roof bearers all in place ready to accept the cladding which has been sourced from our local sawmill using wind blown stormed damaged Larch.

Having a cycle shelter at the workplace can offer numerous benefits for both employees and employers. Some of the advantages include:

  1. Encourages Cycling: A cycle shelter provides a secure and convenient space for employees to park their bicycles. It encourages and promotes cycling as a mode of transportation, which has numerous benefits such as reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and promoting physical fitness.
  2. Health and Well-being: Cycling to work promotes physical activity, leading to improved health and well-being among employees. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of various health conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and mental health issues. Providing a cycle shelter demonstrates the employer’s commitment to employee wellness.
  3. Cost Savings: Cycling is a cost-effective mode of transportation for employees. By providing a cycle shelter, employers encourage employees to choose cycling over more expensive alternatives like driving or public transportation. This can result in cost savings for employees in terms of fuel, parking fees, and public transportation fares.
  4. Environmental Sustainability: Cycling is an eco-friendly mode of transportation that contributes to reducing carbon emissions and environmental pollution. Encouraging cycling through the provision of a cycle shelter aligns with sustainable initiatives, demonstrating corporate social responsibility and commitment to environmental sustainability.
  5. Reduced Parking Demand: By providing a cycle shelter, employers can reduce the demand for car parking spaces. This is particularly beneficial if parking space is limited or costly. A cycle shelter allows for more efficient utilisation of available parking areas, potentially reducing the need for additional parking infrastructure.
  6. Improved Productivity: Regular physical activity, such as cycling, has been linked to increased productivity and improved mental focus. By providing a cycle shelter, employers support employees’ well-being, leading to potential gains in productivity, creativity, and overall job satisfaction.
  7. Employee Engagement and Morale: Offering amenities like a cycle shelter demonstrates that the employer values and supports employees’ lifestyles and choices. This can contribute to increased employee engagement, morale, and loyalty, as employees feel appreciated and cared for by their organisation.
  8. Attracting and Retaining Talent: In today’s competitive job market, employers are constantly seeking ways to attract and retain top talent. Providing a cycle shelter can be an attractive perk for potential employees who prioritise sustainable commuting options and a healthy work-life balance.
  9. Corporate Image and Branding: Adopting sustainable practices, such as providing a cycle shelter, enhances the company’s image and brand. It showcases a commitment to environmental responsibility, employee well-being, and community engagement. This can improve the company’s reputation and attract like-minded customers and clients.

In summary, a cycle shelter at the workplace encourages cycling, promotes employee health and well-being, reduces costs, supports environmental sustainability, and enhances employee engagement. It contributes to a positive work environment, productivity gains, and a strong corporate image.

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