Fequently Asked Questions
Do pump tracks increase antisocial behaviour?
No. In fact, the provision of a safe, active street sports space means young people are less likely to engage in drug and alcohol use.
It has been proven on multiple occasions that skating facilities reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.
How will you handle litter?
We will provide bins for the facility and will continue to ensure that the entire space keeps clean and tidy. If the community feels we are not doing enough, we will simply change our methods in whatever way necessary.
Will the facility be close to housing?
Not at all. The nearest house to the pump track would be over 500 feet away.
Are pump tracks noisy?
Studies have shown that pump tracks are the quietest form of skating facility possible. The only sound produced is bikes rolling on asphalt; almost silent.
Will there be shelter for parents?
We are hoping to build a few small structures around Copley Common as part of the wider Copley Common Regeneration project. There is expected to be a small shelter for spectators of the pump track, however this may not be immediately built for financial reasons.
What can be used on a pump track?
Pump tracks are super versatile. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, roller blades and other wheeled items can be used on the facility. However, motorbikes, quad-bikes and other motor-powered items will not be permitted.