Bike Hangers, Nursery Road- MEQ

Press Release                                                     

February 2021

Council install bike hangers after just 2 people requested it

  • Cycle storage installed on streets where few people have requested them.
  • Money is being wasted.

Enfield’s Labour Council has installed bike hangars on the Nursery Road on the request of just 2 local residents. The cycle hangars have caused concerns due to the space they take up on the street.

The bike hangars are being installed as part of the Labour Council’s healthy streets agenda. However, it has come to light that the council is spending taxpayers’ cash on bike hangars for locations where very few residents have requested them.

Residents have complained that bike hangars have been placed in their roads without the support of the majority of the people in their streets. Bike hangars are good thing in areas where there is a good level cycling but it is a waste to put them in locations where there is little demand for them to be installed.

Councillor Stephanos Ioannou, Councillor for Southgate Ward said
“There seems to be clear double standard here. The council are happy to reject a 6,000 signed petition against bin changes, and happy to reject 6,000 people calling for an end to the LTNs, but when two people ask for a bike hangar it surprisingly gets accepted. This is a frivolous expenditure and is seriously unjustified.”

The cost including installation of the hangars is £3050. The council will soon be installing 11 of these hangars, costing approximately £34,000.

Note to editor

Information was obtained by via a Members Enquiry

4 thoughts on “Bike Hangers, Nursery Road- MEQ

  1. Are you aware of the poor security on the two designs currently being used by councils?

    Recently in Hampstead, Camden & Brent 20 plus of these bike hangers have been broken into and the bikes stolen.

    If you require more information contact me on
    Stop the Ltn-Cricklewood
    On Facebook .

    Kris karn

    1. Hi Kris- thank you for your comment and the page you have mentioned. I too sympathise and agree the need for bike-hangars isnt necessary in a time where council funds are scarce. On another note I also 120% agree with your anti-LTN sentiment and campaign against them also. All the best!

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