Consultation launched on proposed locations across the borough
There are already 118 bike hangars in the borough of Wandsworth
July 18, 2023
Wandsworth Council is ramping up its programme of installing bike hangers across the borough.
The latest phase could see 110 more installed, a near doubling of the current total.
The hangers provide secure parking for up to six bikes for residents who are not able to store their cycles at home.
A list of streets has now been published and residents are being asked to take part in a consultation to comment on the proposed locations.
See here for a list of the residential streets where bike hangars are planned.
The borough’s housing estates are also being earmarked for additional hangars with more planned. In the most recent programme, 37 new estate hangars were delivered with 30 of these in Roehampton.
Jenny Yates, Cabinet Member for Transport, said, “Supporting cycling as a means of transport and improving key infrastructure for both cyclists and pedestrians are key priorities for the council as part of our Future Streets Strategy.
“Most journeys in the city are relatively short and could easily and quickly be completed by bike or on foot. Not only is walking and cycling much better for people’s health and well-being it also helps improve the air we all breathe. That’s why we are working hard to make it easier for people to choose these forms of travel.
“Hangars offer residents a safe and secure way to store their bikes when not in use. This is especially important for residents living in flats who don’t have the room to store their bikes indoors and for households that own a number of bicycles.
“Increasing the supply of secure residential cycle parking will play a pivotal role in achieving our target for 78 per cent of trips by residents to be by walking, cycling and public transport by 2030.”
Residents can request a bike hangar for their street via the council’s website.
The current consultation runs until 15 August and you can participate by clicking here.
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