Cycle Hangar installed in Skipton Close
Stevenage Borough Council’s parking team has recently installed the town’s second cycle hangar to help meet demand from residents for secure cycle storage in Skipton Close.
The first hangar was installed in the car park at Basils Road in the Old Town last year. The simple design provides six lockable parking places for people who don’t have space to store a bicycle at home.
It is somewhere that gives protection from the weather and reduces the risk of theft or vandalism when compared to a conventional cycle rack.
Cllr Lloyd Briscoe, Stevenage Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economy, Enterprise and Transport said “I am pleased that we have been able to provide this facility to help encourage the use of bikes in Stevenage. We have a great cycleway network in Stevenage and want to ensure that as many of our residents can make use of bicycles when travelling in Stevenage as possible. We all need to do our bit to combat climate change by reducing our dependence on cars where possible and using more sustainable alternatives”.
The new cycle hangars are proving popular with residents and the uptake of spaces has been really positive, with only one currently available in Skipton Close and four in Basils Road.
A tenancy of a rack in a cycle hangar costs £12 for a one-off key deposit and £12 annual rental thereafter.
For more information, to apply for a space or to make a suggestion for where you would like the council to install more cycle hangars in the future, please visit our Lockable Bike Shelters page.