Secure Cycle Parking Units in Cantelowes Road, NW1

Closed 8 Jun 2019

Opened 18 May 2019

Overview

Proposed Secure Cycle Parking Units in Cantelowes Road, NW1

We are to inform you of the Council’s proposal to provide two secure cycle parking units (‘bike hangars’) in Cantelowes Road.

In Camden there is demand from residents for sheltered secure cycle parking close to their residence. We know that a lack of secure long-term cycle parking deters some people from cycling in Camden. Therefore, the Council is undertaking a programme to provide secure residential cycle parking units in locations across the borough, in line with the Camden Transport Strategy.

What we are proposing to install

We are proposing the following on the junction of Cantelowes Road and St Augustine’s Road:

  • Remove 5m of resident’s car parking
  • Install two ‘Cyclehoop’ secure cycle parking units (providing storage for up to 12 bikes)
  • Each unit is 1.36m high with a curved profile roof  

Registration criteria

To ensure the bike hangar scheme is successful and in line with Camden’s Transport Strategy there are registration criteria for the user to meet. The criteria prioritise residents that:

  • Live on the street (or adjacent one) where the secure cycle parking unit is proposed
  • Do not have suitable outside space to store a bicycle

 

The Council would take responsibility for the installation of the unit, however it would be managed by the manufacturer (Cyclehoop) who will maintain the unit. The cost of this is covered by the annual membership fee.

If approved, the bike hangar unit will be installed in the 2019/20 financial year.

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting all properties located close to the proposals, local groups, statutory groups and ward councillors.

While it will not be possible to reply to you individually, all comments will be taken into account. At the end of this consultation period, officers will consider all responses received and write a report with recommendations. This report will be presented to the Director of Place Management  (Supporting Communities Directorate) who will make a decision whether or not to proceed with implementing the proposals.

Under the Local Government Access to Information Act 1985, your consultation response will be available for inspection if required; however, your personal details will remain confidential. Please only write to us with matters associated with this consultation. If you do have any further questions or require clarification about the proposed scheme, please contact Richard Riddle/Paul Davis on 020 7974 5071 or 020 7974 2520

Our Bikehangars work just like a garage or compound except for the fact that it is much smaller and installed on the street. Users will have a key to access the units and share the space with 5 others neighbours.

How much space does it take up?

One Bike Hangar can store 6 bikes; one car parking space can accommodate 2 hangars = 12 bikes stored securely.

How much does it cost?

Currently a space in a Bikehangar costs around £30 / ex VAT a year. There is also a one off deposit for the key of £25.

Are they popular with the residents?

Yes there normally tends to be more applicants than there are spaces, we have waiting lists in many locations.

What about use in new residential developments?

These units are very popular with architects from around the world as the units are smaller than most cars and do not obstruct light or view from residential units and therefore they can be installed in relatively small pockets of space.

How many can I hire?

A maximum of two spaces can be purchased per household (i.e. two spaces per residential address regardless of which of the residents hold the subscriptions). Where a household has purchased more than two bikehangar spaces, any additional payments will be refunded to the relevant Subscriber’s bank account minus any associated card and/or transaction fees.

How are they managed and allocated? 

Cyclehoop have been instructed to supply and maintain the units on a first come first serve basis.

How are people chosen? 

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

• Live on the street (or adjacent one) where the bike parking is provided

• Do not have suitable outside space to store a bike

How secure is a Bikehangar?

The secure cycle unit is theft proof with a robust fire–proof steel construction. The door is secured with a 2-point closure with a euro cylinder lock.

The unit has a locking bar inside to increase security. When users register to use the facility they will be provided instructions on how to lock the bikes securely. The management company will monitor the cycle unit which will highlight any instances of crime and vandalism.

Who is responsible for any damage to my bicycle?

The Subscriber uses the Bikehangar at their own risk. The Operator and the Council are not responsible for the loss and/or damage and/or theft of bicycles, locks or other items stored in the Bikehangars

What happens if I lose my key?

In case of loss or theft of an Access Key, the Subscriber must immediately inform the Operator. The Subscriber is responsible for the costs arising from the loss of the Access Key including the creating and issuing of a new Access Key and, if deemed necessary by the Operator, the replacement of all Access Keys for all users.

How do I cancel my subscription?

The user can cancel their subscription using the online cancellation portal at least 14 days before the end of the yearly subscription. Automatic subscription payments will be stopped.

How do you find empty bike spaces?

Cyclehoop have designed an online search and registration tool.

Where can I hire one?

  1. Applications must be made using the online portal to apply for a space via http://www.cyclehoop.com/rentals/. Once you are on this page, you can then click on the area of interest where cycle parking is present

Areas

  • Cantelowes

Audiences

  • Residents

Interests

  • Transport and streets