Do you regularly use a bicycle? Are you frustrated that it’s sometimes difficult to find a secure and accessible space to store your bike?
If the answer is yes, then you’re probably not alone. Since 2003 the population of ‘greater’ Bedminster (Southville and Bedminster) has risen by 22% and the number of people regularly walking and cycling has also risen significantly.
Greater Bedminster has the third lowest levels of car availability in the city. As many as 31% of households have no car (the Bristol average is 29%) and this area has the fourth highest proportion of people who travel to work on foot or by bicycle at 39% (the Bristol average is 27%). Source Greater Bedminster Neighbourhood Partnership Statistical Profile 2014, Bristol City Council http://www.bristol.gov.uk/…/NP10%20Bedminster%20Southville%…
Cycling is a convenient and healthy way to make short journeys to work, to the shops or for leisure. However, many people in greater Bedminster live in terrace houses where storage for bikes is limited and awkward. Some people have invested in secure bike storage boxes in their own gardens, but many people don’t have the space in their gardens or the resources for these.
In 2015 a trial on-street ‘bikehanger’ storage box was installed in Eldon Terrace, Windmill Hill. The bikehanger is installed on the road and takes up approximately half a parking space. It can accommodate six bikes securely. The purchase and installation of the bikehanger was funded by a local transport grant and each bike space is rented to a bike owner for £25 a year (equivalent to about 50p a week). Local charity LifeCycle administer the renting of the bike hanger spaces. For more info. see http://www.cyclehoop.com/…/ma…/first-bikehangar-for-bristol/
If you would be interested in having a bikehanger near you or in your street please complete this short survey to help establish if there is demand and sufficient interest for more bike hangers to be installed in greater Bedminster.