Monday, 1 August 2011

Radical new cycling parking facility arrives in Vauxhall: London (UK?) first

At the end of July the first of, its is hoped many, new cycle parking facilities was installed in Bonnington Sqaure in Vauxhall.

Fietshanar cycle storage facility in Bonnington Square, SW8 on lambethcyclists.org.uk
The new Fietshangar provides secure parking for five bikes and takes up about half the space of a car parking place.

The new facility has been installed following discussions between local residents and the Council. It is a shared initiative with Lambeth responsible for installation but residents responsible for its upkeep and allocation of spaces.
It is hope that this is the first of many in the borough enabling those without suitable storage spaces to store bikes securely. It also sends out a powerful message about our use of space: prioritising the needs of cyclists over motorists. We discussed this new initiative at our November 2010 meeting: see
Lambeth to pioneer new on-street cycling parking

Fietshanar cycle storage facility in Bonnington Square, SW8 on lambethcyclists.org.uk

(Photos courtesy of Kennington People on Bikes)