Cyclehoop scooped the top prize at the prestigious 2014 British Parking Awards on the 7th March at the Lancaster Hotel, Marble Arch.
The Lambeth Bikehangar offers a unique solution as they are installed on local roads and allow residents to register online to rent a space from only £30 a year and a £20 refundable key deposit.
They are designed to for those residents who don’t have access to back gardens or suitable indoor space will be eligible to apply, with priority given to those that have to navigate stairs. In London, where 79% of people live in homes that do not have off-street cycle parking such as garages or driveways, some 45% of residents in the capital do not live in ground floor accommodation.
The number of car-free households in several inner London boroughs is on the rise, according to Census figures. For example, the number of households without a car or van in Southwark rose from 51% in 2001 to 58% in 2011.
In Hackney, the number of car-free homes jumped from 56% to 65% while in Lambeth it went up from 51% to 58%.
Many local authorities now have funding to invest in secure cycle parking infrastructure, but do not have the resources to maintain them and time to manage the cyclists who all need keys to access the facilities.
To find out more about Lambeth Bikehangar view the product on our website.