Closed 28 Dec 2015

Opened 23 Nov 2015


We are writing to seek your views on the proposal to implement secure carriageway cycle parking units (bikehangar) on Ryland Road. In London there is a growing demand from residents living in high density dwellings (such as high rise flats or large multiple occupancy Victorian housing spread over several floors), with limited space for sheltered secure cycle parking within their properties. Lack of secure long term cycle parking is a deterrent to people using bicycles in Camden. Camden installed 2 bikehangar units for the first time on a trial basis in September 2014; this has received positive reviews from those using it and has not generated any complaints from residents after installation. Since the installation the Council has received over 200 requests for bikehangars from residents across Camden; some of these requests have come from residents of Ryland Road.

A key objective of the Camden Transport Strategy is to improve cycling facilities for those both living and visiting Camden. The Council believes the introduction of secure cycle parking facilities would improve cycle parking safety and increase journeys made by bike which would help reduce congestion on Camden’s streets.

The proposed changes are indicated on the drawing overleaf and include the following:

•Remove 3 metres of residents’ parking bay adjacent to 24 Ryland Road an replace with 1 bike hangar unit protected by bollards

•Remove 3 metres of existing residents’ parking bay at Ryland Road junction with Prince of Wales Road and replace with 1 bike hangar unit protected by bollards. Each bike hangar unit holds up to 6 bikes.

There will be an overall loss of 1 residents’ parking space as result of this proposal; however the provision of a secure unit for storing bicycles will benefit twelve residents in the local area. Users who currently have a Controlled Parking Zone Permit would have to give it up in order to obtain a space within the unit. This may result in twelve car parking spaces becoming unoccupied on Ryland Road which would compensate for the loss of one residents’ parking bay

To ensure the scheme is successful and in line with Camden’s Transport Strategy there would be a registration criteria for users to meet. The criteria would prioritise residents that:

  • Live on the street (or adjacent one) where the bike parking is proposed
  • Do not have a Controlled Parking Zone Permit, (or would be prepared to give theirs up)
  • Do not have suitable outside space to store a bike

The Council will take responsibility to install the bikehanagar units, but the management of the unit will be undertaken by the manufacturer (Cyclehoop), who will manage and maintain the bike hangar on a long term basis.

Each bikehangar user would be required to pay an annual subscription directly to Cyclehoop for £30 per year in addition to a £25 refundable deposit for a key. The Council would also contribute to the ongoing management and operation of the scheme and would pay Cyclehoop £540 for the first 3 year period (this amounts to £30 per bike per year).This represents a small subsidy to the users of the scheme to help get the system up and running. It is proposed to remove the subsidy after 3 years so user’s subscription fee would become £60 per bike per year.


Why your views matter

For further information about the bikehanger please see the frequently asked questions sheet included with this letter or visit If the proposals are agreed works will be carried out in early 2016.

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on this proposal, please respond to this consultation letter by 28 December 2015 to the London Borough of Camden, Culture and Environment Directorate, Transport Strategy Service, FREEPOST RLZH-UEYC-ACZZ, London, WC1H 8EQ. Please note no stamp is required and only ONE reply per household, business or organisation will be accepted. Alternatively you can send your response by email to You must give your full postal address when responding to this letter if you want us to consider your views. This consultation has also been published online at


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