We’re receiving a lot of requests via Twitter and email, asking how to request secure cycle parking in your road, so thought we better create a ‘How to’ guide!
Grand opening of the Warwick Gardens Bikehangar – the first in Haringey. There was a waiting list for spaces within a week.
What is a ‘bikehangar’?
Good question. They’re actually called ‘The Lambeth Bikehangar’ but don’t let that put you off – they can live in Haringey too, and some already do!
More info via Cyclehoop, who supply and install the units: Bikehangar is an award-winning popular design for outdoor sites offering a safe and effective way to protect bikes from tough weather conditions and vandalism where storage space is limited. The gas assisted door makes accessing your bike simple, reducing effort when opening the hangar. Furthermore, the galvanized steel frame acts to protect your bike from the elements as well as theft.
It is an effective street de-cluttering design which can store up to six bicycles and only occupies half a parking space. The Lambeth Bikehangar is very popular with councils, who can purchase it and rent out cycle parking spaces to local residents. If you are a resident interested in renting a space in a Lambeth Bikehangar, please search for the one closest to you or request one to be installed on your road here.
Where are they in Haringey?
As of November 2014, there are now 4 Bikehangars installed in the borough of Haringey.
1. Warwick Gardens – run by the Gardens Residents Association – installed July 2014. Visited in our first ride around the centre of the borough with local councillors
2. Roslyn Road, N15
3. Stanhope Road, N15
4. Stapleton Hall Road, N4
Here’s the Traffic Management Order (?) TMO for installation of the 3 latest Bikehangars.
How do I request one for where I live?
The more requests for a Bikehangar in a specific location, the more likely it will happen, so knock on your neighbours’ doors and get them involved! Full details are available on Haringey Council’s website, which has some helpful tips to make sure your application has the best chance of success, but do also make sure you do the following:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy us in: email@example.com AND your local ward councillors for Haringey. Click here to find out their email addresses
- You might want to check if your local councillors supports Space for Cycling in their ward first
- You could also suggest a location, by filling in the form on the Cyclehoop website. Cyclehoop will give a report to Haringey Council and a map of the requested locations.
Bikehangars in the wild….
Here’s a fine example of a modal filter and Bikehangar just over the border in Hackney on Finsbury Park Road.
Want to request a location for a sheffield stand? Email firstname.lastname@example.org (expect an autoreply). Try to include a photo or Streetview link of where you would like the stand, and state why you think one (or more) should be installed.