More than a hundred new bike stands for borough’s parks and green spaces
Published: Friday, November 19, 2021
Cyclists will soon find it easier to visit the borough’s parks and open spaces with the installation of more than a hundred new bike stands.
Work will get underway shortly to install 115 bike stands in parks. These will provide more secure places for bikes to be stored while their owners visit local green spaces.
As well as improving security for existing visitors who arrive by bike, the aim is to encourage more people to use bicycles as a form of travel.
Nearly half the new bikes stands - 52 in total – will be positioned in Battersea Park which is the busiest and most popular of the borough’s green spaces and where significant numbers of visitors currently choose to arrive by car.
In total 14 open spaces will have additional bike stands introduced including:
Fishponds Playing Fields
King George’s Park
Roehampton Playing Fields
Upper Tooting Park
Putney Lower Common Cemetery
The design of each location will also allow some of the stands to be used by cargo bikes, which are increasing in popularity across the borough.
The council’s director of environment and community services Paul Chadwick said: “We hope these additional bike stands will encourage more people to travel to our parks and green spaces on two wheels instead of four.
“We are taking action across the board to encourage people to travel in a more sustainable way and have just published our new walking and cycling strategy to make these environmentally friendly forms of travel safer, easier and more convenient.
“Improving cycle infrastructure is a key element of these plans and also of the council’s climate change commitments to deliver a carbon-neutral town hall by 2030.”