Richmond council asked residents in 2019 if they wanted Bike Hangars installed in their street. An initial list of 20 proposed hangers has been drawn up following requests from residents and will now be the subject of a final round of consultation. A consultation on a further 20 will be held later this spring.

The Cyclepods Bike Hangar is a popular design for outdoor cycle parking. Galvanized mild steel construction with gas sprung doors and perforated side panels offer a safe and effective way to protect bikes from tough weather conditions and vandalism. They store up to six bicycles and only occupy half a car parking space.

Councillor Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee, said:

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to cycle. Making it easier for local people to switch to two-wheeled transport is a key element of our commitment to tackling climate change. However, for many people, the challenge of storage is a major hurdle to owning and freely using a bicycle.

“Having analysed these requests and evaluated suitable locations close to where the demand exists, we have drawn up an initial list of 20 locations where we now plan to install hangars, subject to the current final consultation.

“Renting a space in a Bike Hangar is the kerbside solution for those in flats or smaller properties where space can often be at a premium. I am delighted that we in a position to offer more locations across the borough and hope residents will take the opportunity to let us know where they want them.”