TfL invests in 2,000 new cycle parking spaces

TfL has awarded funding of more than £1m to create 2,000 new cycle parking spaces across the Capital.

In total, 14 boroughs across inner and outer London will benefit, with the spaces being delivered over the coming months to ensure that people cycling can benefit from the new infrastructure as soon as possible.

TfL says the investment has been carefully targeted and around 900 of the new spaces will be delivered along routes that have been created or upgraded as part of the Streetspace initiative.

A further 1,100 spaces will be created using a mix of different parking types, including on-street cycle parking, residential cycle hangars and new cycle hubs at tube and rail stations.

In Enfield for example, the investment will create new parking spaces at GP surgeries, while in Merton, Sutton and Kingston, it is planned to create 514 new spaces across 37 schools.

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, said: “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.”

13 January 2021