Bike hangar

We are running a six month pilot scheme of secure cycle storage in eight roads in the city between March and September 2021.

Bike hangars are on-street, secure, lockable, covered pods which can accommodate between four and six cycles. They offer a practical solution for people who are keen to cycle but are limited by a lack of outside secure cycle storage. They are ideal if you would like to cycle for exercise, education or commuting but do not have the space to store a bicycle securely. If storage has stopped you from owning a bike, renting a space in a hangar could be a great opportunity for you to get one.

We have introduced the pilot following resident requests for more cycle storage and to make cycling more accessible to everyone, as part of a wider approach to supporting active travel and creating a greener, cleaner city.

Residents who live near a hangar can sign up for free for the first six months between March and September 2021. Once the initial six month trial period has finished the hangar provider will charge £30 rental per year. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To sign up for a space in a bike hangar, simply click on the road link below to select your nearest one. This will take you through to the supplier’s website to complete your registration. Where hangars are oversubscribed, spaces will be limited to two per household.

Manners Road

Lucknow Street

Eastfield Road

Addison Road

Hunter Road

Clarence Road

Guildford Road

Sultan Road

Residents living in and around the roads where hangars have been installed can give their views once their local hangar is in place. Email BikeHangarRequest@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to have your say.

Recommend your road for a hangar

If the pilot scheme proves popular the council will seek further funding to expand bike hangars to other roads throughout the city. If you would like to rent a space in a bike hangar but don’t live near the roads selected for the pilot you can nominate your road for a hangar in the future.

Frequently asked questions

When will the bike hangers be installed?

Between 15 and 26 March

How much space does a bike hangar take up on the road?

Each hanger takes up between half and one vehicle space. By re-purposing a parking space in this way, up to six people are able to travel by bicycle who may not have been able to do so before.

How can I rent a space in a hangar?

You can sign up by clicking on the road link above to select your nearest hangar. This will take you through to the website for the hangar provider where you can sign up. The provider will manage your account and you will pay the £30 annual subscription directly to them once the initial six month trial has finished.

How do I get my key?

This will be managed by the hangar provider. Once you have made a successful application, a key will be sent out to you. Your hangar provider will be able to help if you lose your key. Only people who have made a successful application to rent a space in the hangar will be issued with a key.

How secure are the hangars?

Bike hangars are a convenient and effective way to protect your bike from the weather and reduce the risk of theft or vandalism. We recommend that you secure your bike inside the hangars using a good-quality lock, preferably one that is ‘sold secure’.

What will happen once the trial finishes?

The trial finishes in September 2021. We will look at the feedback we receive from residents over the six months and will present the findings to the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation’s decision meeting, where further decisions will be made.

This could involve recommendations for a wider rollout across the city and would involve evaluating information about specific hangar providers. Hangars could also be moved or relocated to more suitable locations

If a decision is made to roll out bike hangars to other areas of the city we will seek further funding to do this. If there is insufficient interest in bike hangars then the scheme would be withdrawn and the hangars would be removed.