At the end of September the 100th bike hangar was installed in Saltoun Road, central Brixton with a celebration by the company responsible, Cyclehoop, and Lambeth Transport Department. The bike hangars are an innovative solution to bike storage needs in an inner-city borough such as Lambeth where space is at a premium: most flats and houses lack suitable outside or inside storage space.
Each bike hangar provides six secure bike parking spaces in a special waterproof metal container.
Bike parking spaces in the hangars are available to Lambeth residents at a cost of £42 a year per bike.
With the unveiling of the 100th hangar Lambeth is providing storage space for 600 bikes. To meet demand it is essential that Lambeth provide many more of these across the borough. The Lambeth Cycling Strategy sets the target of getting 20% of the population cycling by 2020 – this would imply that storage space is required for 40-50,000 bikes in total across the borough.