New on-street, secure cycle parking is now available to rent in residential areas of Bath and North East Somerset following the installation of seventeen new bike hangars.
The new cycle hangars have proved popular with residents with 43 of the 102 spaces having been rented within three days of them being launched.
Each hangar provides lockable, secure storage for six bikes. Residents who don’t have access to private cycle parking, such as a garage or shed, can now rent a space for £42 a year, for an initial trial period.
The hangars form part of a £193k two-year trial to improve travel choices for residents. Funded by the government’s Transforming Cities Fund, awarded by The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), and Bath Clean Air Zone revenue reserve, the hangars are operated by Falco on behalf of Bath & North East Somerset Council.
The new hangars have been installed at the following locations in Bath:
- Grove Street
- Railway Place
- Camden Road
- Portland Place
- Cleveland Place
- Henry Street
- Vane Street
- Lansdown Place West
- Park Place
- Upper Church Street
- South Parade
- Henrietta Mews
- Catharine Place
- Archway Street
- Grosvenor Place
- The Street, Radstock
- Carpenters Lane, Keynsham
The hangar proposed at Sydney Place has been placed on hold, however the council is aware there is demand for a hangar in the area and will consider an alternative location in the near future.
Hangars due to be installed at Pulteney Gardens and Walcot Street were unable to be installed on the planned date but will be rescheduled.
Residents can find out more about the new hangars or rent a space for their bike at www.rentals.falco.co.uk.
Please note that some bike hangar locations are already at full capacity. However, the West of England Combined Authority has secured funding from the government’s Active Travel Fund to install additional cycle hangars across the area. The survey on proposed sites is scheduled for later this year and people will be able to submit ideas for additional locations.