At the end of July the first of, its is hoped many, new cycle parking facilities was installed in Bonnington Sqaure in Vauxhall.
The new Fietshangar provides secure parking for five bikes and takes up about half the space of a car parking place.
The new facility has been installed following discussions between local residents and the Council. It is a shared initiative with Lambeth responsible for installation but residents responsible for its upkeep and allocation of spaces.
It is hope that this is the first of many in the borough enabling those without suitable storage spaces to store bikes securely. It also sends out a powerful message about our use of space: prioritising the needs of cyclists over motorists. We discussed this new initiative at our November 2010 meeting: see
Lambeth to pioneer new on-street cycling parking
(Photos courtesy of Kennington People on Bikes)