16 new Secure Cycle Hangars are now appearing in streets across Kingston and Surbiton after Kingston Council obtained funding for their installation from Transport for London.
Each of these Cycle Hangars allows six bikes to be securely stored on the street with the hangar taking about half the amount of space a car would take. Each person who hires one of these spaces will receive secure access to the Hangar and can store their bike there for as long as they keep hiring the space. Cycle Hangars have been in place for many years on some of Kingston Council’s housing estates so it is great to see Hangars now being installed on the borough’s streets.
Find out where the Cycle Hangars are being installed, their likely cost and how to register for them below.
Why are Cycle Hangars so useful?
- Many people do not have space in their home (including lots of those who live in flat conversions) so these new Cycle Hangars will allow many residents the opportunity to store a bike securely for the first time. This will support an increase in bike ownership in the Borough and therefore help more people to cycle.
- Encouraging more cycle use is essential to help the Borough’s air quality problems, reduce congestion and assist the Borough’s residents with becoming more active.
- The Cycle Hangars are very efficient use of street space as six bikes can fit in less than the space needed for a single car.
Where are the Cycle Hangars being installed?
The Cycle Hangars have been installed on the following roads:
- Adelaide Road, Surbiton
- Anglesea Road, Kingston
- Berrylands, Surbiton
- Cadogan Road, Surbiton
- Claremont Road, Surbiton
- Elm Road, Kingston
- Grayham Road, New Malden
- King Charles Road, Surbiton
- Lovelace Road, Surbiton
- Maple Road, Surbiton
- Oakhill Crescent, Surbiton
- Princes Road, Kingston
- St Andrew’s Square, Surbiton
- St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton
- Surbiton Hill Park, Surbiton
- The Avenue, Surbiton
- Windmill Rise, Kingston (not yet installed)
A map produced by Kingston Council of all the new cycle hangars is below:
How much will the Cycle Hangars cost?
If the Council do not subsidise the cost of renting a space in the hangars, we understand that the annual charge will be about £70 for the hire of one space in a Cycle Hanger. This will cover the maintenance and administration of the Hangars.
How do I get a space in the Cycle Hangars?
The Council has published this web page with details of how to register an interest in a Cycle Hangar space. We understand that they will be available to use from December 2021. We will update this page once we know more.
Why isn’t there a Cycle Hangar on my road?
If you would like a Cycle Hangar on your street but your road isn’t on the list above, why not contact your Local Councillor or the Sustainable Transport team to ask when Kingston Council will be installing more? Ask your neighbours if they would be interested as well and get them to contact the Council or Councillors too. The greater demand that is shown for the Cycle Hangars on your street, the higher likelihood that more will be installed!
Though it is great that Kingston Council is installing these new hangars, nearby Wandsworth are installing 111 Cycle Hangars over the next year whilst Waltham Forest now has around 500 Cycle Hangars. New Malden is only receiving one Cycle Hangar of the 16 new ones being installed with none due to be installed in Tolworth or South of the A3. Kingston Cycling Campaign will therefore continue to campaign for more Cycle Hangars to be installed in the Borough as well as making sure other types of cycle parking are improved.