Cyclists! Would you like a secure on-street parking facility to keep your bikes safe?
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is working with residents to find ten locations for new secure cycle storage units in the borough.
Taking up just one parking space, the metal units can securely house multiple bicycles for residents, protecting them against both theft and the elements.
“We’re determined to become the greenest borough in the country and key to that is nudging people to use more sustainable forms of transport,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“These mean those who might not have space in their homes to keep a bike, can securely store it with peace of mind, with around six people using a space normally occupied by just one resident’s vehicle.
“We just need to know which locations residents want them in, to best meet demand and minimise any impact on on-street parking.”
Innovative bike parking
The hangars are rented by residents, who register their details and are each given a key to the unit, for an annual rental fee.
They are one of several innovative options for bike parking being considered by H&F Council, along with their ‘bicycle parklets’, one of which was hailed by local residents after recently being installed in Brackenbury Village.
The new storage units are being funded by Transport for London.
Want one near your home? Let us know
To find out more about what we’re doing to encourage more people to cycle, have a look at our Cycling Strategy.