What is a bike hangar?

A bike hangar is a covered, lockable and secure pod which sits on the road. It takes up about the same amount of space as a parked car and it can hold 6 bikes securely and provides people, without access to store a bike at home, with a secure and convenient way to park their bike, so they can ride a bike more easily and reduce the need for rely on motorised transport.

Bristol’s first bike hangar was installed in April 2015 by a group of Windmill Hill residents and was a community-led initiative. It’s a safe and cheap alternative for people who lack space in their homes to store their bikes.

There is a small annual rental charge to hire a space in a bike hangar, part of a membership renewable each year.

NB: This scheme has currently only been delivered in Bristol, funded by Bristol City Council. No plans for further bike hangars present.

Future funding

Bristol City Council currently doesn’t have any plans to deliver any more sites around the city than those already announced. The budget available for on-street cycle hangars has now been fully allocated.

The bike hanger scheme was funded by the Cycle Ambition Scheme and delivered by Bristol City Council. Ongoing maintenance and coordination of scheme is arranged by Life Cycle UK.

Contact us

If you would like to find out about availability of spaces for an existing bike hangar, contact us by using the form below. Please note that spaces are limited and there may be a waiting list.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting new applications for installing further bike hangars at present. Should further funding become available we will announce this on our social media channels.