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Bike hangar application

As part of Travel West's Cycle ambition fund, on 17 applications for on-street cycle hangers were accepted on 8 July 2016. A bike hangar is a covered, lockable and secure pod which sits on the road. It takes up about the same amount of space as a parked car and it can hold 6 bikes securely. 

It’s a safe and cheap alternative for people who lack space in their homes to store their bikes. There is a small annual rental charge to hire a space in a bike hangar, part of a membership renewable each year.  The hangars are supplied by Cyclehoop and administered by LifeCycleUK.

Applications for more hangers are promised to re-open before the year-end. The project has until March 2018 to be completed. The site (above) says:  "Priority will be given to those streets where residents have organised themselves into a group of at least 6 people and we will distribute the limited number of bike hangars across the city as evenly and as fairly as possible. We will also create a waiting list of streets that shown interest in having a bike hangar, and of individuals looking to rent a space in one, so we will be ready to roll out more bike hangars if more money becomes available." 

I am keen that we should get a hangar nearby.  But we need a group.  If you are interested, please email Matthew at