Residents will soon benefit from more than 300 spaces in new secure cycle storage areas across the borough as part of a council drive to encourage sustainable journeys.
New secure cycle hangars, each taking the space of a single parking space but housing up to six bicycles, and individual bike stands will be installed around the borough by the end of March.
The facilities are funded through a £166,000 grant from Transport for London’s Cycle Parking Implementation Scheme, which adds to the council’s major investment in cycle parking and storage infrastructure.
The council has an ongoing programme to install Cyclehoop bike hangars where residents have asked for secure on-street storage facilities, as part of efforts to increase opportunities to cycle across Croydon.
Cyclists can register for a space in a cycle hangar online for a small annual fee and will be given a key to access the hangar.
The new cycling facilities will be installed across Croydon, including in Norbury, Crystal Palace and Broad Green. Some 35 of the hangars will be installed around council estates including on Nelson Close and Tamworth Road with 20 others going into other public areas.
“Installing secure cycle storage facilities where they’re most needed will help make it easier for more people to own and use bikes as we seek to increase the number of sustainable journeys in our borough.
“These measures are part of a concerted effort by the council to tackle the climate and ecological emergency the borough faces.”
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport