Five bicycle hangars have been installed across Croydon in a bid to boost sustainable forms of transport.

These shared parking hubs are designed to provide secure cycle storage for communities, making it easier for residents to access their bikes and ride more often.

Bikehangars have been installed at Queen Mary Road, Mersham Road, Menlo Gardens, Birdhurst Road and Belfast Road.

The scheme was launched after residents approached the council asking for safe spacing to store their bicycles near their homes.

Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport, said: “We want everyone to have the option to cycle and the chance to make healthy life choices.

“Some residents want to use a bicycle but struggle because they don’t have anywhere to keep one at home, so we are working with Cyclehoop to offer secure storage spaces for our communities.

“A number of people have already expressed interest in booking a space in the hangars and we are investigating other areas where they may be installed.”

Each of the cycle hangars will accommodate up to six bicycles. Residents can pay a small annual fee to use the cycle hangar for their bicycle.

Anyone looking to book a space in one of the bikehangars should visit

If residents would like to see a secure shared bikehangar in their community they can contact: