NS5865 : Nextbike Glasgow cycle hire point: Charing Cross railway station

taken 3 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Nextbike Glasgow cycle hire point: Charing Cross railway station
Nextbike Glasgow cycle hire point: Charing Cross railway station
At Charing Cross railway station.
Nextbike Glasgow cycle hire :: NS5964
Nextbike is a German company which runs a cycle hire stations in and around Glasgow city centre. There were originally 400 bikes for rent from 31 hire stations, a list of which can be found below. The popular scheme reached 20,000 hires within nine weeks of launching in June 2014.

Each bike carries the city's People Make Glasgow brand and is protected by a robust chain lock with a four digit code, a saddle with a theft protection device and GPS fitted to assist in locating any stolen bikes.

Glasgow Bike Station, a charity advocating mental and physical health through cycling as a means of transport, has the contract to carry out all bike maintenance.

Click on this LinkExternal link for more information about the scheme, including a detailed map of the locations, prices and how to register.

Nextbike operates 15,000 bikes in 80 cities across 10 countries, including Nuremberg, Warsaw, Leipzig, Dubai and Christchurch.

You can find the original Glasgow hire stations at the following locations (* = bike stations which are shown on geograph);

1. Central Station*
2. Waterloo Street
3. Queen Street Station*
4. Buchanan Street Bus Station
5. Caledonian University*
6. George Square*
7. Merchant Square*
8. St George's Cross
9. Glasgow Cathedral
10. St Enoch Square*
11. Argyle Street station*
12. Glasgow Green
13. Broomielaw*
14. SECC (Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre)
15. Riverside Museum
16. Botanic Gardens
17. Kelvinbridge Subway
18. Kelvingrove Art Gallery*
19. Charing Cross station*
20. Glasgow University (west)*
21. Partick Interchange
22. Strathclyde University (north)*
23. Mitchell Library
24. Glasgow Science Centre
25. Emirates Arena
26. GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art)*
27. Trongate*
28. Bridge Street Subway
29. Strathclyde University (south)*
30. Hillhead underground
31. Glasgow University (east)

In addition to the above permanent stations, there were 6 temporary bike hire stations in use during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. These were made permanent in 2015 and are located at;

1. SECC
2. Scotstoun Leisure Centre
3. Hampden Park
4. Tollcross Leisure Centre
5. Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Centre
6. Ibrox Stadium

Other hire stations have since been added around the city. These will be added to the list below as they are added to the geograph project.

City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus*
People Make Glasgow
"People Make Glasgow" is the city's latest promotion campaign. In the days and weeks leading up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the campaign slogan has been popping up at various prominent locations in and around the city centre.

Here is an extract from the campaign web site LinkExternal link ...

"Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) is the official destination marketing organisation (DMO) for the city of Glasgow.
As a public / private organisation established by Glasgow City Council in 2005, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau's role is to communicate Glasgow's reputation as a world-class city in which to live, work, study, invest and visit.
As custodian of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau works with numerous partners, stakeholders and businesses to position and promote Glasgow across national and international markets as one of Europe's most vibrant, dynamic and diverse cities.
Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is engaged in a wide-range of activity aimed at delivering economic and social benefits for Glasgow through leisure and business tourism. This activity comprises:
Development and implementation of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW city brand
Strategic destination marketing communications campaigns across key target markets
Bidding for, attracting and managing high-profile major events, conventions and exhibitions
Responsibility for conference and event accommodation bookings
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cycle Hire 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5803 6582 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.8751N 4:16.2080W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5803 6582
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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