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.
A bike hangar pilot was introduced to eight roads between March and September 2021, 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.
Following the success of the first pilot, we have successfully secured funding for an additional phase of installations, which will allow up to 48 bicycles to be stored in the following eight roads:
- Methuen Road
- Worsley Street
- Binsteed Road
- Lennox Road South,
- Collingwood Road
- Lumsden/Ferry Road
- Landguard Road
- Francis Avenue
Bike hangar survey
During July 2021 we carried out a two-week survey amongst users and non-users of the bike hangars. The information we collected from this survey has helped us to understand how the bike hangars have been received, identify which hangar model was most popular and if a specific model was better at fulfilling specific resident needs. You can read more about our survey results in the report.
Recommend your road for a hangar
If the pilot scheme continues to be popular we will seek further funding to further expand bike hangars to other roads in 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.