Bike-friendly boost for Brent with 47 new cycle hangars

9 March 2020

The first in a sweep of 47 new bike hangars were installed last month, designed to boost active, green travel in Brent. Cabinet gave the green light for the remainder to be installed in Monday’s meeting of senior councillors (9 March).

With more than 60 new cycle stands also set to be rolled out in 2020, this latest announcement means over 390 bike parking spaces will soon be available for residents to park their bikes more securely.

The remaining hangars will be installed later this year thanks to £160k worth of funding from the Mayor of London. Locations have been selected based on community requests for bike storage.

What’s more, the council has lifted an old rule dating back to 1977 which bans cycling in parks. In revoking the old byelaw, responsible bike riders are now welcomed in Brent’s parks and green spaces.

Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment, said: “By creating new bike parking spaces and lifting an old rule on cycling through parks, we’re making it easier than ever for people to travel by green, active means. I’m thrilled to be kicking off 2020 with yet another initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality in Brent.”

Once installed, parking spots will be offered to the public on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, visit Highways&Infrastructure@brent.gov.uk.

Whether you’re a first-time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, we provide free tailored cycle training courses for Brent residents. For more information, please visit our website.