Two thousand new cycle parking spaces are to be created across the capital thanks to funding from Transport for London.
Almost £1million has been awarded to 14 boroughs who will create the spaces over the coming months. The agency says around 900 of the new spaces will be delivered along routes which have been created or upgraded as part of its Streetspace initiative.
A further 1,100 spaces will be created using a mix of parking types, including on-street cycle parking, residential cycle hangars and new cycle hubs at Tube and rail stations
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Safe and secure parking is key to enabling many more Londoners to cycle so I’m delighted that up to 2,000 more spaces are set to be created across our city in the coming months.
“These will build on the 1,400 new cycle parking spaces which have already been put in place through our Streetspace programme and are making a big difference to local communities.
“We know that a lot of people have started cycling as a way to get a bit of exercise over the past nine months, and secure bike parking means these trips can also double up for shopping for necessities or other essential journeys.”
Penny Rees, TfL’s Head of Healthy Streets Investment and Delivery, added: “We’re committed to making cycling a safer and easier choice for more journeys in the capital and it’s vital that as many of these journeys as possible begin and end with a safe place to park.
“We know just how important cycling has been in enabling people to get around safely during the coronavirus pandemic and this new investment with London’s boroughs will benefit thousands of people cycling, building on our bold Streetspace work so far.”