Phenomenal cycle hangar response – what happens next?

We’re saying a huge ‘thank you’ to around two thousand residents who responded to a recent survey on cycle hangars for Brighton & Hove.

The six week survey was launched at the start of October to gauge demand for 100 new cycle hangars for residents to safely park their bikes near to their homes where they don’t currently have space.

The results of the survey are now being analysed and requests will be assessed against criteria before a shortlist of 100 locations is drawn up.

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 further chance to have their say on the proposed cycle hangars at particular locations once decided.

It’s hoped the first cycle hangars will be in place early next year along with information on how to apply for a space.

The cycle hangars are approximately the size of one car parking space and can store six standard sized bicycles. 

Example image of a cycle hanger provided by Falco

Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee said: “I’m delighted so many people got involved in the survey and expressed an interest in having cycle storage near their home.

“I’m sure there are a lot of residents who would cycle more or consider buying a bike if they had a safe and secure place to keep it. We know that people who live in blocks of flats or in HMOs simply don’t have the space to have them indoors, or would struggle to carry them up and down stairs. 

“If we’re to encourage active and sustainable travel, we have to support residents by providing the changes they need, that will make walking and cycling a real possibility for them - regardless of where they live in the city. I really can’t wait to see the first hangars hit the streets next year.”

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