Checking where to park your bike
The above map is an extract of the CycleStreets Photomap, a crowd-sourced collection of photos relevant to cyclists and cycle campaigners. Existing cycle parking is shown in two different ways on the map:
- Parking recorded as ‘good practice’ on the Photomap is denoted by clickable markers, with an attached photo. We intend to include all the Bikehangars installed in Camden in this category.
- Stands that are already recorded on OpenStreetMap/OpenCycleMap are shown by a small blue square (when the map is zoomed in).
Suggesting New Sites for Cycle Parking
A new website, Urban Cycle Parking, built by CycleStreets, has been launched by London Cycling Campaign and Transport for London, aiming to outline where existing bike parking facilities are available in and around the capital and inviting people to highlight existing facilities as well as suggesting where more is needed.
Cyclists just need to click on the map, or take a photo (which will auto-locate the image on a modern phone), and add a few details, such as the number of stands which would be useful. After agreeing to the open data license, the location is added, so that TfL and the local authority can consider the suggestions.
Camden Council’s page on Cycle Parking
This page links to a search for the nearest cycle stand if you type ‘cycle’ into the search box. But the interaction is poor – the map developers don’t seem to consider cycle parking of sufficient importance to include it on the Parking menu. It might be worth giving them feedback.
Suggestions for Cycle Parking locations in Camden
You can also make suggestions for new locations for cycle parking in Camden on Camden Council’s website here.