A COUNCIL has seen a “tremendous” reaction to the launch of new bike hangars.
Just weeks after it was first installed by Brighton and Hove City Council, all 120 available parking spaces have been occupied by residents looking for a safe place to park their bikes.
The council is preparing to install the next batch of 40 over the next few weeks, with a total of 100 expected to be on the roads by the end of the year.
The system will be phased in and locations will be announced by a Traffic Regulations Ordinance (TRO) before being confirmed for installation.
Councilor Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “It’s great that so much space has already been occupied by residents, but not the least bit surprising.
“We knew there was a huge demand for these hangars, that people wanted secure storage for their bikes, and I look forward to seeing more on the city streets in the coming weeks and months.
“When we give people the right infrastructure and the right tools, they are better able to make active travel decisions, and that’s exactly what bike hangars do.”
How to apply for a place
Anyone can apply for a spot in a hangar as long as they live close to a hangar and there is availability. Each place costs £60 per year, £39 for six months or £24 for three months.
Residents can email email@example.com or call 01538 380080 and indicate which hangar they would like a space in. You will then be contacted by Falco regarding the next steps.
If spots are not available, residents will be placed on a waiting list and notified when one becomes available.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20716612.brighton-hove-city-cycle-hangar-spaces-taken/?ref=rss All bike hangar spaces in Brighton and Hove City are occupied