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Cycle parking

In order to help widen active travel choices and encourage physical activity, we have installed cycle stands in many locations throughout the area.

If you know a location where a stand would be useful, please email us on

Free cycle stands

Certain premises and groups can apply for free cycle parking stands under the Take A Stand scheme. This is a scheme run by Life Cycle UK that we support as a Council.

Two stands (the equivalent of four bikes) are available per applicant. The applicant must install the stands themselves and on their own property. Visit the Life Cycle UK website to apply.

Premises and groups that can apply include:

  • schools
  • surgeries
  • voluntary sector groups
  • churches
  • parish councils
  • small businesses

Cycle hangars

In December 2022 we installed four cycle hangars in three residential areas of Bath. These hangars are small metal shelters with a locked door that can store up to six bikes. The lock can be operated either with a key or by a mobile app.

With funding granted through the Transforming Cities Fund a further 17 cycle hangars have been installed in Bath and North East Somerset in the summer of 2023 with another three planned in the autumn.

A secure space to store cycles encourages more people to consider using a cycle and enables travel choices as well as helping improve health and wellbeing.

We have engaged a commercial supplier, Falco, to supply, install, and manage up to 20 new cycle hangars. To find out more about the hangars or to rent a space for your bike, visit the Falco website.

The location for these hangars was determined in conjunction to a consultation asking for residents' suggestions for further installation locations. This received 110 responses indicating high levels of interest and the need for more hangars. This, combined with a strong initial uptake of spaces and funding from the governments Active Travel Fund, has resulted in a planned installation of a further 20 hangars within Bath and North east Somerset to meet demand through a West of England Combined Authority Scheme.

A second consultation, being run by the West of England Combined Authority, asking residents for their preferred locations, is due to run from Monday 2 October 2023 until Sunday 29 October 2023. If you want to have a say where the new hangars are located you can take part in the consultation online.

These new hangars are due to be installed in spring or summer 2024.