Lock up your bikes

August 16 2016

LAWN Road in Fishponds is to be one of the first places in Bristol to benefit from secure on-street bike storage.

LAWN Road in Fishponds is to be one of the first places in Bristol to benefit from secure on-street bike storage.

Bristol City Council has secured funding for 17 hangars across the city and has allocated them following applications from community groups.

A bike hangar is a covered, lockable and secure pod which sits on the road. It takes up around the same amount of space as a parked car and can hold six bikes securely. There is a small annual rental charge to hire a space in a hangar.

Councillor Mark Bradshaw, cabinet member for transport, said: “It’s long been recognised that access to secure storage is one of the barriers to increasing cycling. I’m pleased we can now add more cycle hangars as part of our growing sustainable transport network. They provide a secure and cost effective alternative for people who might be put off from cycling due to a lack of space in their homes to store their bikes.

“There’s been a huge demand for these hangars but we have distributed the first phase across as many wards as possible using assessment criteria and we have started a waiting list for when further funding becomes available.