Cycle Hangars January 2023

Closes 5 Mar 2023

Opened 23 Jan 2023


Enabling more cycling is one of the Council’s borough transport objectives. Making travel by bicycle convenient for residents is one way to improve our air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and work towards our goal for the borough to be carbon neutral by 2040.

One of the ways we can make cycling easier is to provide cycle storage. Residents living in flats experience particular difficulty storing bicycles at home and much of the existing cycle parking on-street does not offer high levels of security. The Council regularly receives requests from residents for on-street cycle hangar units.

Cycle hangars are designed to provide more secure on-street cycle parking than short-stay parking such as Cyclehoops or Sheffield stands. Each on-street cycle hangar unit can provide space for six residents’ bicycles and can only be accessed using a key. The spaces are currently rentable at a cost of £72 per year and would be available for rent on a first come, first served basis.

We are consulting on introducing new cycle hangars in parking bays or on footway in the following locations:

Proposal Name No. Type Location 
Allen Street 1 Residents' Parking Bay Flank of no. 46 Abingdon Villas, situated on Allen Street.
Chesterton Road 2 Pay-by-Phone Bay Flank of no. 227 Ladbroke Grove, situated on Chesterton Road. 
Norland Road 1 Footway Footway near junction of Norland Road and Royal Crescent Mews.
Redcliffe Square 1 Residents' Parking Bay Flank of no. 56 Redcliffe Square, situated on Redcliffe Square.

What are the proposed changes?

Location plans for each new proposed cycle hangar(s) are provided below. Each hangar is around 2.5 metres in length and can hold six bicycles. Hangars are installed in the carriageway (unless otherwise stated), with the front feet mounted on the kerb, opening onto the pavement for access to the cycle stands inside.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on installation of more cycle hangar units in the borough. Your comments will help us decide whether to proceed with the proposals.

If you have any queries or require assistance in other languages, please contact the Sustainable Transport Team by email at or by phone at 020 7361 3766.

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