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Enfield Council install the town’s 100th bike hanger

Enfield Council have announced the installation of the town’s 100th bike hanger, meaning that there are now 600 spaces for the use of cycling residents without the ability to securely store their bikes elsewhere.

The bike hangars are secure, weatherproof, on-street storage containers that are accessible by key to cyclists who have have taken out an annual membership costing just £12 a year (plus £25 a key deposit).

The hangers can hold six bikes and, at just 2.5m long, take up much less space than a car. 

Part of the council’s Journeys and Places programme is creating safe cycle routes, however they realised that a lack of appropriate cycle parking facilities is often cited as a barrier to cycling and cycle ownership, and much of the borough’s housing stock does not provide enough space or access to a garden for people to store bikes.

The hangers (as well as the town’s two cycle hubs at Enfield Town Station and Edmonton Green Station) are managed by Cyclehoop Ltd who’s website will direct people to the location of their nearest hanger. 

The council say they look to install bike hangars when funding becomes available and when two requests have been received for the same location. 

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Rick Jewell (pictured above), said: ‘Through the Journeys and Places programme, the Council is working to deliver secure cycle parking for residents across the borough.

‘Bike hangars are fantastic as they provide an affordable and safe place for residents to park their bikes.

‘There is more to be done, and we need to ensure we are making the best use of our roads, as the cycle hangars take up less space than a car but can secure up to six bicycles.

‘More cycle parking close to homes, along with safe space to cycle on our roads, will enable more of our community to choose this healthy form of travel.

‘I am very proud we have reached this important milestone of one hundred Enfield bike hangars.’

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