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Bike parking

If you ride a bike in Islington, you have a number of options where and how to park it.

Types of bike parking

Sheffield stands

  • Traditional tubular bike stand. Can be fitted on pavements. We have provided over 1,650 Sheffield stands on public highways.

Lamp post parking

  • Small secure frame attached a lamp post that you can lock your bike to.

Bike hangar

Using a bike hangar

  • A bike hangar is a secure bike storage unit you can use if you can't store your bike in your home. We have 400 bike hangars across Islington providing 2,400 spaces.
  • Bike hangars are accessed by a key and you will share the space with five other people.
  • Can store six bikes securely - dimensions are length 2,550mm x  height 2,030mm x depth 1,325mm.
  • Most bicycles fit inside the bike hangar, however it is not recommended for cargo bikes and some accessories such as child seats and front baskets may not fit.

Terms and conditions 

Cost

  • A space costs £107.25 a year to rent and there is a refundable key deposit of £27.75.
  • If your bike does not fit, you have 28 days to return the keys for a full refund.

What to do if you lose your key

  • If you lose your key, please contact us immediately.
  • Replacement keys cost £27.75 and must be paid for in advance. New keys take a minimum of three working days to be processed and posted to you.
  • You can't use your original key deposit to cover the cost of your replacement key.

Risk of theft

  • Your bike is parked in bike hangars at your own risk.
  • We're not responsible for the loss, damage and theft of bicycles, locks or other items stored in the bike hangar units.
  • We do not provide any insurance and we advise you to check with your insurance provider to see if the policy covers bike theft and/or damage.
  • We recommend that you lock your bike using a heavy duty lock that is Sold Secure rated, as well as a robust chain or cable. 

Cancelling your bike hangar space

  • If you decide no longer need your bike hangar space, please contact cycleparking@islington.gov.uk with your request to cancel.
  • Subscription is annual and is non-refundable. Key deposits will be refunded within 28 days of cancellation. 

How we allocate hangar spaces 

  • Bike hangar spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis depending on how close you live to the hangar.
  • We also consider whether you have access to secure internal space or a back garden, and if you need to use stairs. If your closest hangar is full, you can still apply and be placed on a waiting list until a space becomes available or you can inform us of any other locations you would consider. 
  • You can book one space per resident.
  • You will be designated a space which is identifiable by letter.
  • Passing your keys on to another resident is not permitted. Any misuse of the space will mean we cancel your subscription and ban you from using the service.

Location of new bike hangars

  • Council officers decide where new bike hangars are located.
  • You can submit a request for a bike hangar at any location within the borough. This will be considered by the council and a decision made subject to funding and assessment for suitability.
  • Before making a decision on installations, we launch a resident consultation first and consider all resulting feedback. 

How to get bike parking near you

If you’re interested in bike parking on your street, housing estate or your work place, contact us with your request using the form.  

Request bike parking place

Availability is dependent on suitability, funding and public consultation.

Contact

If you have any questions, lost your keys, or to cancel your bike hanger subscription.

Email your questions to cycleparking@islington.gov.uk.

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