The on-street bike hangars are secure, lockable, covered pods which can hold between four and six bicycles. They’re a practical solution for people who want to use their bikes more regularly but are limited by a lack of outside secure cycle storage.
Portsmouth City Council installed a successful first phase of bike hangars between March and September 2021, following requests from residents. Additional funding has now been secured to continue with a further trial of safe storage space for up to 40 bikes on the following roads in Southsea, Fratton and Eastney:
- Methuen Road
- Worsley Street
- Binsteed Road
- Lennox Road South
- Collingwood Road
- Lumsden/Ferry Road
- Francis Avenue
Bike hangars are ideal for people who would like to cycle more for exercise, education or commuting but do not have the space at home to store a bicycle securely. Many houses in the streets where the new hangars will be installed are terraced and have limited storage for bicycles.
The council’s local transport plan sets out priorities which help people to make greener, cleaner and better-connected journeys. The bike hangars represent another step towards making cycling more accessible by reducing barriers and increasing opportunities for people to make more sustainable journeys.
Spaces will be free during the initial six-month trial and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. After six months, access will cost £30 per year.
Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation said:
“It’s exciting to start the new year on such a positive note, with the expansion of the bike hangar trial. The first group of bike hangars were snapped up very quickly, and I hope that these additional hangars in residential roads will continue to give more people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of cycling.”
Find out more about bike hangars, including how to request one for your road. Visit travel.portsmouth.gov.uk/bikehangars