There are several different types of parking for cycles in Lambeth, including the on-street Bikehangar.

We want you to be able to take advantage of the benefits of cycling and understand that it's difficult to own a bicycle if you do not have a secure space to store it when at home and a secure space to park it when out and about. The council runs different bicycle parking schemes, and we work closely with housing associations, estates and residents to improve bicycle parking in Lambeth.

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1. Different types of cycle parking

There are several different types of cycling parking. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The most important point is to choose the cycle parking that is most appropriate for the space.

Some of the approaches we have tried in Lambeth are:

  • on-street cycle parking
  • converting redundant and empty spaces
  • locker installations
  • refurbishing or replacing of existing cycle parking

2. Request a cycle stand

We install between 100 and 200 cycle parking stands every year so that all destinations can be reached by bike.

If you know of a destination that needs a cycle stand email the Cycle Parking scheme at cycleparking@lambeth.gov.uk.

3. Help us to improve cycle parking

We always want to improve the way cycle parking is designed and put in place.

Some of the ideas that we are looking into are:

  • consulting and working with the community
  • sweat equity for people who use cycle parking
  • championing of cycle parking
  • social funding for cycle parking.

For more information about bicycle parking, contact:

Cycle parking scheme
Email: cycleparking@lambeth.gov.uk

Or

Housing management team
Email: HMCyclestorage@lambeth.gov.uk

4. Lambeth Bikehangar

bike hangar To encourage more people to cycle and use cycling as a mode of transport, we have been helping residents who have nowhere to store their bikes by installing our specially designed secure Lambeth Bikehangar for them to rent.

The Lambeth Bikehangar installs easily into a standard 2m parking bay by bolting onto the kerb and holds six bikes securely; taking up 2.5m of space equating to six spaces for the space of half a car.

Each hangar space costs £42 to rent per year; £3.50 a month.

There are over 220 hangars installed in the borough and we're installing more. So far over 1,300 residents have been enabled to store their bikes safely and conveniently on their streets! The demand for bike hangars is extremely high, so far, outstripping how fast we can supply them.

You should be aware that submitting a request does not guarantee your location will get a bike hangar. Bike hangar installations are prioritised based on:

  • the number of unique requests received
  • available funding.

Requests for new bike hangar installations in non-Lambeth Housing estates and residential blocks should be directed to your landlord.

If you're interested in applying for a new bikehanger please visit Lambeth bikehangar.

If you’re interested in applying for a space in an existing bikehangar please go to the Cyclehoop website.