A great report on London’s Cycle Hangars by Fare City shows how the City of Westminsters hangars compare with other London boroughs. In a nutshell, Westminster has 137 cycle hangars with 3,000 waiting list charged at £ 72 a year for a space in a bike hangar. In comparison they charge £112 a year for a small car space which compares favourably with other London boroughs.
Yet there is clearly a need for more cycle hangars in the City for many residents on the waiting list. So lets get install a lot more of them after the 5th of May local elections. In the meantime, l’ll stick to my Santander bike key for travelling around Central London where there is a docking station!
£112/year covers a non-hybrid petrol or diesel car with a engine 1200c & below.
In fact, it’s free to park an ‘eco’ car in Westminster – so it’s cheaper to park a £100k Tesla in Westminster that still takes more space, produces more noise, and more polluntants (particulate matter from tyres), than it is a bike!
It’s also cheaper to park a motorcycle, coming in at £57/year. That makes a pedal cycle 26% more expensive than a motorcycle.