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Hackney to begin biggest cycle hangar rollout in London

Work to start installing 675 new bike hangars in Hackney will begin in October – giving local residents more secure hangar space than any other borough in London.

The announcement comes following the signing of a partnership agreement between the Council and cycle hangar manufacturer Grease Monkey, who will help the Council more than double the number of hangars in the next three years to 1,325.

The 15-year contract will see the new bike hangers installed in Hackney by 2026, supporting an additional 4,000 people without space in their homes to store bikes safely on the street

A higher proportion of people in Hackney cycle than any other borough in London, so there is a significant number of people waiting for a cycle parking space: more than 6,000 in fact.

Installations of the new hangars will begin next month, with areas with the highest demand for spaces in hangars from residents being prioritised in the first phase of installations.

Fifty hangars will be installed by the end of 2023, a further 75 between January and March 2024, and then 96 per quarter from April 2024 until 2026.  

Residents will pay £48 per year for a space on-street or £34 a year on estates, which will help to fund future investment in new cycle hangars as they are needed. 

Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport said: ‘We know that there are thousands of people in Hackney who want to cycle but don’t have somewhere to store their bike. We already have more bike hangars than anywhere else but I’m delighted that this rollout is the biggest in the country – supporting more people to cycle, helping to reduce air pollution and creating a greener, healthier borough.’

David Wray, Managing Director of Grease Monkey added: ‘Hackney Council is leading the way in terms of enabling a positive mobility shift towards active travel and we at Grease Monkey are delighted to be working in partnership with them to deliver such an ambitious project. Selecting UK manufactured products further benefits their climate action plan commitments by reducing the overall carbon footprint from a big picture perspective as the choices for mobility in Hackney are increased.’

 

 

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