|New Bike Hangar Locations Proposed|
With two located in Putney and two in Southfields the Council ask for comments
The Council has announced the list drawn up following requests from local residents which will now be the subject of a final round of consultation.
The council is therefore asking local people for any final comments on the chosen locations – via an online survey which will be registering comments until 31 March. Residents living near to the proposed locations will shortly be receiving letters inviting them to take part in the consultation.
The proposed locations locally and further afield are:
The hangars can safely and securely store up to six bikes and are accessed by people who have signed up to the scheme, paid a membership fee and been given a key.
Wandsworth is home to around another three dozen hangars on local estates, while providing safe and secure bike storage for residents is a key planning condition on all new housing developments.
Transport spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said: “We have received many requests from residents who want bike hangars in their streets. Having analysed these requests and evaluated suitable locations close to where the demand exists, we have drawn up a list of 27 locations where we now plan to install hangars, subject to the current final consultation.
“We are keen to support cycling which is why we have made it easier for people to request hangars, which is especially important for residents who don’t have gardens or enough room inside their homes to securely store their bikes.
“Making it easier for local people to switch to two-wheeled transport is a key element of our commitment to tackle climate change which will be at the heart of all town hall policies between now and 2030.”
For more information and to register views on the list of preferred locations visit the council’s website.
March 5, 2020