Waltham Forest to double “hugely popular” bike hangars
Laura Laker October 31 2016
North London council will double on-street bike hangars as part of £30m Mini Holland scheme
A council plans to install 60 secure bike parking “hangars” on its streets in a bid to get more people travelling by two wheels, and is calling on residents to nominate their own streets.
Bike hangars, covered bike parking units that can hold up to six bicycles, replacing one car parking space, have been “hugely popular” in Waltham Forest, according to one councillor..
While residents who drive are concerned they will need to park further from their homes once the hangars are installed campaigners say around half of all households where the hangars are proposed don’t own cars and there is a waiting list in most cases.