People living in the Barking & Dagenham council area are being invited to submit locations that could have a cycle hanger installed.

(c) Be First

Cycle hangars are a form of parking suitable in residential areas for commuters and leisure riders who need to store their bicycles on a long-term basis, providing shelter, security, and easy access for people’s bicycles.

The council’s regeneration arm, Be First has created a map for users to see where existing cycle hangars are and signpost the locations they want to see new cycle hangars installed. The final locations will be selected based on resident demands, and sites with suitable accessibility and safety will be shortlisted for implementation.

Victoria Spashett, Transport Planning Officer at Be First, said: “This is the latest in a range of initiatives we’re launching across the borough to support the local community to get on their bikes – we recently launched the Becontree Heath Cycle Hub to provide an array of bicycle repair services. Our community cycling activities and projects have been hugely successful so far and we’re excited to expand our offering – we want to hear from Barking & Dagenham residents to ensure these cycle hangars are as impactful as possible.”

This consultation will run until the end of July, and submissions are accepted here.

Spaces in these hangars will be free of charge for the first year (a £25 refundable key deposit per user is required) and subject to funding, subsidised in following years.


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