Bristol is the latest city to demonstrate a commitment to supporting sustainable modes of travel with the installation of their first Bikehangar in the City.
Eldon Terrace in Bedminster is the home of the first Bikehangar in the city, it has space for six bikes replacing just one car parking space and is available for local cyclists to use.
The Hangar was funded through a successful bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund’s (LSTF) Active Communities Grant by residents. Spaces in the hangar cost £25 to rent for a year.
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, said: “Secure local bike storage overcomes a common obstacle which can hold people back from taking up cycling as an active alternative means of transport. I want to make bike ownership as accessible and easy as possible. I am also hopeful that this will inspire other individuals and communities to take similar action to make cycling more feasible for them.”
Cllr Mark Bradshaw, Assistant Mayor for Place, including Transport, said: “The installation of this on-street cycle hanger, a first for Bristol, is a demonstration of our commitment to supporting sustainable modes of travel. Cycle storage has been long identified as a barrier to cycling, particularly for residents in terraced homes and flats. This is the first installation in our city, but I want to see more coming forward and potentially combined with car club bays and electric charging points. Local residents can now make use of this additional storage: a cycle hangar for six bikes takes up less space than one car.”