Cycle parking and security

We have invested heavily in cycle parking over recent years and has installed over 2,500 publicly accessible on-street cycle parking spaces. We have installed cycle stands at many workplaces, in schools and at all local rail stations. Bike lockers and cycle racks have been installed on Hackney Housing estates and we have installed some secure cycle parking on residential streets as a trial.

On street cycle parking

We install high quality Sheffield stands where there is high demand for cycle parking. Where there is no space for Sheffield stands, we can attach cycle hoops to lampposts and bollards. Click on the map markers for street names and location details.

Suggest a location for a cycle stand

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Secure residential cycle parking

We have installed Cyclehoop cycle hangars on a number of streets to accommodate demand for secure residential cycle parking. They are half the length of a parking bay and can store up to six bicycles.

The cycle hangars can be rented for £30 per year to use, with a £25 deposit. This is subsidised by 50%.

Request to use a hangar

We are accepting requests for new hangars and registrations for existing units, but please be aware there is a long waiting list due to high demand.

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We select installation sites depending upon:

  • demand from local residents
  • number of bike thefts in the local area
  • community support from local residents
  • distribution across the borough

One car, ten bikes trial

We are trialling cycle parking racks in the shape of cars - car bike ports - which are able to take ten bicycles in a single car parking space. We have three of these at the moment and are testing them out in different locations for up to eight weeks at a time. We are moving them around the borough  to see where they get the most use.

So look out for them, use them and vote with your bike. Where they get used most we will consider making them permanent.

The car bike ports have visited streets including Wilton Way, Finsbury Park Road, Provost Street, Jackman Street, Fremont Street and Gransden Avenue. To suggest a site for a new bike rack:

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Estate cycle parking

Bike lockers can be rented to Hackney Housing residents for £35 a year and are provided by BikeAway.

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Request cycle parking on your estate

You can request bike lockers, Sheffield stands for visitors or other lockable bike storage.

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Funding

We work with Hackney Housing, registered social landlords and private estates to provide advice and funding towards secure cycle parking on their estates. The level of funding provided depends on factors including:

  • number of residents on the estate
  • evidence of demand, such as bikes locked on balconies or railings
  • level of match funding available
  • incidences of bike theft in the local area.

To find out more about what's available, please read the guide below. To apply for funding, complete the application form below and return to MoveGreener@hackney.gov.uk. For further information please call 020 8356 3000.

We will review your application and seek internal approval to proceed with the funding. We will let you know the decision within three months of receiving the application. 

Workplace cycle parking

We have been working with a number of businesses to provide secure cycle parking for staff and visitors. For more information on suitable cycle parking and how to apply.

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Cycle security

Know your frame number

Usually this is on the bottom of the frame. Write it down. Nearly 75% of people reporting bicycle thefts to the police do not know their frame number.

Register your bike

Register your bicycle model, make and frame number at immobilise or bikeregister. Without this information the police don't stand a chance of recovering your bike if it's stolen.

Get insurance

An easy way to do this is to extend your home contents insurance to cover your bicycle - but make sure it covers you for thefts outside the home too. If your bicycle is particularly valuable you may need to insure it separately.

Lock your bike up properly

Buy a decent lock - or preferably two. Check the London Cycling Campaign website for types of lock and Sold Secure for certified locks. Expect to pay over £40 or 20 per cent of the value of your bike on a lock.

Leave your bike somewhere where everyone can see it - people will also see if someone is trying to steal it.

Lock the frame and both wheels. Lots of people have just their frame or just their wheels stolen.

Use a bike stand if there is one available because grills and gates can be cut with bolt cutters.

Don't leave your bike in the same place every day. It will be noticed.

Face the lock to the ground (but not resting on it) so it can't easily be turned upwards for picking.

Make it impossible for a thief to smash the lock open. Fill the D part of a lock with as much of the bike as possible and never leave the lock lying on the pavement - a lock can be sledgehammered easily when it's resting on the ground.

Take any items that can be removed without tools with you: wheels, lights, pump, computer, panniers, seat post and saddle. These can go even if you leave your bike unattended for just a few minutes.

Page updated: 25/01/2017 12:27:59

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