We are very happy to announce that our Car Bike Portsubmission with Lambeth Council won the category of ‘Best Cycling Facility’ at London Cycling Campaign Awards.
The design is a mobile bike rack that converts a car parking bay into parking for 10 bicycles, and has been installed in various locations in Lambeth. It conveys the simple message 1 car = 10 bike spaces.
Richard Ambler, Cycling officer at Lambeth Council had the following to say about the project:
“I think this project won the London Cycle Campaign award because it represents the call to use carriageway space for cycle parking rather than footway space. Organisations such as the LCC don’t just want more cycling; they want a better London for everybody, which means improving the public realm and conditions for pedestrians. Lambeth council also espouses that philosophy.
Cycling – and by extension cycle parking – has such a positive impact on the economy that it is worth suspending bays for the bike rack installations.”
Winners from other categories included:
Best Community Cycling Initiative
- Wheels for Wellbeing new projects
Best Workplace Initiative
- Barclays Cycle Superhighways Workplace Scheme
Local Campaigner of the Year
- Danny Williams
London Cycle Event of the Year- Joint Winners
- Battersea Artists Trail Bike Tour – Vanessa Celosse (with support from Wandsworth Cycling Campaign, Battersea Artists and Wandsworth Council)
- Bikewise – London Borough of Havering/Cycle Training East
Best Project for children or young people
- Hackney Council- Hackney Bikers’ Breakfasts
We would also like to say thank you to the London Cycle Campaign, Lambeth Council and to everyone who supported us throughout this project.
We hope this win will inspire and encourage more councils and organisations to use innovative design to improve cycling infrastructure. Look out for the Car Bike Port at a parking bay near you!
*Main photograph (above) taken by Ben Broomfield