Residential cycle storage
Cycle storage enables more cycling by providing a solution to those who would otherwise be unable to securely store a bicycle.
Bikehangars are designed to provide a secure on-street cycle parking solution and can only be accessed by a member using a key. A single bikehangar securely holds six cycles and is approximately the size of a small car, taking up half of a standard sized parking space. Each bikehangar is securely bolted to the curb or pavement.
Bikehangars are not suitable for large, non-standard cycles such as cargo bikes. Read our guidance for on-street parking of non-standard cycles.
Wandsworth's bikehangar network
The programme started in 2020 with the installation of 21 bikehangars following public consultation.
Following this, phase two of consultation was carried out in Autumn 2021 for 111 new bikehangars on Wandsworth streets. After analysis of the consultation responses, bikehangars were installed at 106 of these locations.
Phase three is now underway. We are currently shortlisting locations and expect to hold consultations in late spring of 2023. Notices for parking suspensions will be posted locally in advance of installations for lining works to be carried out.
Phase three is now underway. Consultations were held in late spring 2023. Following the results, 110 bikehangars are being installed. Installations are currently underway and are expected to be completed by mid 2024.
Availability and cost
All of our on-street bikehangars are currently managed by CycleHoop or Falco. Spaces cost £72 a year, which covers the maintenance and management of the unit. Bikehangar spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Spaces in new bikehangars are available to rent shortly after installation and they typically fill up very quickly.
Bikehangars on estates are managed separately from bikehangars on the public highway and any queries should be directed to the local housing team.
Request a bikehangar on your street
We welcome further requests from residents to help plan future installations. Let us know if you would like a bikehangar installed on your street via the link below. Demand for bikehangar spaces is high, and we continue to introduce more to try and meet this demand. We prioritise locations for new bikehangars based on the numbers of requests we receive.
Please note that because of the number of requests we receive, we do not currently have the compacity to respond on an individual basis but we aim to keep this page up to date. The next round of consultation will be carried out late spring 2023 for around 100 additional bikehangars, with installations starting in 2023.
Registering your interest for a bikehangar on your street does not count as an application for a space in that bikehangar. The application process will go live to residents once the bikehangars have been installed and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Locations must be on Wandsworth highways only; bikehangars cannot be placed on the TLRN (‘red routes’). For installation enquiries on housing estates or residential blocks please contact your landlord. Privately purchased bikehangars cannot be placed on the public highway.
Demonstrate support for a bikehangar and ask your neighbours to submit their interest too.
Wandsworth's Bikehangar Strategy
Wandsworth's Bikehangar strategy (paper 19-270) was approved on 24 September 2019 by the Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
We support residents wishing to install cycle storage in front and back gardens, but consideration is needed on whether the design and position of the cycle storage complies with our planning policies. Residents are recommended to request pre-application advice before purchasing and installing any storage units.
As a minimum, you will need to have to hand the dimensions and material of the proposed cycle storage unit and the dimensions of your front or back garden where you plan to install it. In more sensitive locations like conservation areas and listed buildings, further information may be required.