As part of our ongoing work to support active and sustainable travel , Brighton & Hove City Council will be rolling out a programme of installing on-road cycle hangars for residents to park their bikes securely near their homes.

The cycle hangars are the size of approximately one parking space, and they can store six standard sized bicycles. Some car parking spaces may be repurposed to accommodate the cycle hangars.

With many residents living in shared accommodation, flats or houses where storage space is at a premium, it can be difficult to find secure cycle storage. This can be a major barrier to those wishing to travel by bike. Storage can be especially challenging if you use an adapted cycle. People can also face difficulties manoeuvring their cycles from inside their home onto the street outside.

Some cycle hangars installed may have the option of storing large, adapted bicycles or cargo bikes. The below picture is an example of a what the cycle hangars look like, however the design may differ slightly.

"a cycle hangar - metal structure bolted to the road with space for up to 6 bikes"

Costs

There is likely to be a yearly cost for a space in a cycle hangar. The exact details are yet to be confirmed.

Locations

We’re now asking residents to suggest locations via an online survey

The survey which will run for six weeks until 14th November 2021, is asking people if they would be interested in having a cycle hangar on their street, whether they currently have storage space and what kind of property they live in.

At this stage, we are not asking people to apply for a space, this will come at a later stage.

This survey is designed to assess demand for secure on-street cycle parking that will be solely reserved for residents. Requests for hangars at workplaces, education settings and local shopping centres are not being considered at this time. 

Assessments will be made by considering the suitability of sites, current facilities in the area, levels of reported bike thefts and the level of demand. The cycle hangar scheme will be rolled out in stages following further consultation through a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). This will give all affected residents and businesses a chance to have their say on the proposals. 

Once suitable sites have been identified, there will be a formal application process for space within each hangar.