Ealing Council promised to install 25 new bike hangars across the borough in the spring, as part of its £10million investment to support active travel – that’s cycling, walking, scooting or using public transport. Residents can now store their bike safely and securely in 25 brand new hangars, installed in locations suggested by the community.
Watch a short video, where you will also hear from a local resident, Ricardo, about how he has benefited from one of the new bike hangars.
Councillor Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Council said: “We have installed 25 new bike hangars across the borough, providing safe and affordable storage for your bike.
“Helping more people to take up active travel is a really important part of our commitment to tackling air pollution and the climate crisis.
“We will continue to work with our community to help more people walk, cycle and scoot, so we can all enjoy cleaner air and a greener borough.”
Almost 350 people responded to the bike hangar consultation that gave local people the chance to share their views on where they would like to see bike hangars installed. The consultation also asked if the council have set the criteria right in deciding where bike hangars go. Residents confirmed that the council should prioritise the following criteria for bike hangar locations:
- Volume of requests from residents
- Ability to park your bike near home where access to a garage or shed is limited
- Number of bike thefts in the area
- Wider community support for bike hangars
- Distribution of bike hangars in the borough.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for climate change, said: “We are determined to support Ealing residents and visitors to the borough, to cycle more. Providing safe and accessible storage spaces for residents bikes is part of that.
“Thank you to the 350 local people who engaged in the consultation last year and had their say on where they wanted storage for their bikes. We promised we will be taking decisions together with residents, and so the 25 new bike hangars are all in locations suggested by the community.
“Bike hangars are a great solution to keeping your bike safe and now it will cost you only 70p per month, reduced from £6, making Ealing bike hangars the cheapest in London.”
Residents can still share where they want bike hangars installed.
Watch out for the next 25 bike hangars that are going to be installed across the borough by the end of this summer. The council is planning to have at least 150 hangars by 2026.