A council plan to install 15 more secured bike parking ‘hangars’ on its streets in an effort get more people travelling by bicycle.

This will come in addition to the three newly installed bike-hangars at Russell Road, Tottenhall Road and Lynbridge Gardens.

Bike-hangars are covered bike parking units that can accommodate six bicycles, and cover one parking space.

They protect bicycles from damage and theft.

Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “As part of our plans to help encourage more active travel in Enfield, we’re providing secure cycle parking.

“Our rolling parking programme will see these fabulous bike-hangars installed on our streets, particularly around Enfield’s new cycling infrastructure.

“This is an important part of our cycling strategy.

“People need to be able to park and store their bikes safely and conveniently.

“At the same time, we have been very careful to provide cycle parking that is sympathetic to the look and feel of the surrounding environment.

“This subtle, but significant contribution to our cycling strategy demonstrates Enfield Council’s ongoing commitment to making cycling accessible and practical for all.

“It’s about transforming our high streets and town centres and in turn, improving the health and quality of our residents’ lives.”

Enfield Council offers subsidised spaces for rent at £12 per space per annum, with a refundable key deposit of £25.

The first bike-hangar was installed on Bouvier Road, in November 2016.

Cycle Enfield promotes active travel and is aiming to create safe and secure cycle routes.

People’s experiences of cycling in Enfield can be found at http://cycleenfield.co.uk/stories.

People wanting to request a space at one of the hangars should go to supplier Cyclehoop’s website www.cyclehoop.rentals.

For further information about cycle parking visit http://cycleenfield.co.uk/cycle-parking.