London cycling: Car parking permits cheaper than bike storage – BBC News
Russell Newlove BBC News 20/4/22
Hangars can store six bikes in half the space a car takes up, Islington Council says
The cost of storing a bike in a hangar is five times higher than a car parking permit in some areas of London.
Only six boroughs offer bike storage at cheaper or similar rates to the cost of a permit and in 10 boroughs electric vehicles can be parked free of charge.
Cyclists can pay up to £107 for bike hangar usage annually, despite taking up much less space than drivers do.
The #ThisIsAwkward campaign, which was launched in March, showed Londoners storing bikes in unusual places around their homes.
In as many as 10 boroughs, electric vehicle owners are able to obtain a free parking permit due to their vehicles’ low emissions.
Islington Council, which charges £25 a year for electric vehicle permits, and as little as £30 for other cars, has the highest bike hangar rental cost in London, at £107 a year…and has a waiting list of almost 7,000 people for use of its hangars.