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New cycle hangars coming to east Bristol

By Mia Vines Booth , Sunday Feb 25, 2024

New cycle hangars are set to be installed on 14 streets across Bristol City Council’s East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhoods pilot area.

Cycle hangars will be installed in Barton Hill, on Avonvale Road, Ford Street, Holmes Street, Lancaster Street, Mildred Street, Salisbury Street and York Street.

Verrier Road, and Victoria Avenue/Witchell Road in Redfield and Beaconsfield Road, Diamond Road, Hedwick Avenue, Northcote Road, Richmond Road in St George will also see new cycle hangars.

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The lockable pods each have a space for six bikes, and take up around the same amount of space as a single parked car.

The new hangars will be available from March 4 and will be placed on roads and within pedestrianised areas.

Notices will soon be going up to explain to people that they will not be able to park a vehicle in the marked-out area on the roads where a cycle hangars will be installed.

Flyers have been handed around nearby properties to gather feedback on the locations and to let residents know how they can register interest in having a space in one of the hangars once they have been installed.

The council is installing new cycling hangars as part of its move to promote active travel and provide residents with alternative transport options

Hangar spaces are due to be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis with extra consideration given to people who live on the same street as a hangar.

Bristol City Council said more cycle hangars are due to be installed later in the summer as part of a regional project led by the West of England Combined Authority.

While the cycle hangar project falls within the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood pilot area, it is separate from the scheme. The council is currently reviewing feedback on its East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood pilot scheme consultation which recently closed.

The proposed Liveable Neighbourhood covers Barton Hill, and parts of Redfield and St George.

The scheme aims to stop drivers using streets as “rat runs”, reduce pollution and enable safer walking and cycling routes through the area to encourage people not to use cars.

All photos: Mia Vines Booth

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