Cycle Stands February 2023

Closed 19 Mar 2023

Opened 6 Feb 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.

The Council installs cycle stands where provisions are low and where there is a clear case for demand in cycle parking. The Council also receives requests from residents for cycle parking as many residents living in flats have trouble storing bicycles at home.

What are the proposed changes?

Location plans for new proposed cycle stands are provided below. Each “Sheffield” type stand can support two bicycles (one on each side of the stand). The Council uses ‘Sheffield’ stands which are the most simple and reliable design. They are the most common type of stand and constructed from a single tube with two right-angle bends.

Photograph of five Sheffield cycle stands installed on footway between two trees, shops and pedestrians are in the background
Example of Sheffield stands on the footway

Our priority is to install cycle stands on the footway. However, it is not always possible to find wide, appropriate locations. In those cases, the alternative is to locate them in the carriageway by converting an existing parking bay or yellow line. Cycle stands installed in carriageway parking bays will feature a stand with signage at exposed ends (i.e. beside rows of car parking) to heighten visibility to drivers. 

We are consulting on introducing new cycle stands in the following locations:

Proposal Name No. Surface Location 
Bassett Road 3 Carriageway outside no. 34
Campden Hill Road 1 Footway outside no. 140
Earl's Court Square 2 Footway outside St Mathias Primary School
Elm Park Gardens 5 Carriageway opposite nos. 44-45
Embankment Gardens 3 Carriageway opposite no. 1
Kensington High Street 4 Footway on footway, east of Derry St
Kenway Road 4 Carriageway outside no. 56
King's Road 2 Footway outside no. 387
Lennox Gardens 4 Footway outside St Columbus Church
Lowndes Street 6 Carriageway opposite no. 25G
Moore Street 2 Carriageway outside flank of no. 34 Milner St
Queen's Gate 4 Carriageway outside no. 100 (outside Queen's Gate Hotel)
Redcliffe Square 4 Carriageway opposite no. 16
Shawfield Street 5 Carriageway outside flank of no. 123a King's Road
St Leonard's Terrace 3 Carriageway outside no. 33
Uxbridge Street 4 Carriageway opposite no. 44

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on installation of more cycle stands 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 Trasnport Team by email at or by phone at  020 7361 2698.


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