FOI request detail

Cycle hoop installation

Request ID: FOI-1785-2122
Date published: 02 December 2021

You asked

Kindly provide full information with respect to installation of cycle hoops, in the London Borough of Lewisham (i) anywhere on footways, as part of the public highway, or (ii) footpaths in public open spaces -organised by TfL only. Please include all installations from 2017 as well as current planned installations and including: (a) layout drawings (b) details of positions (c) reasons for particular installations (for example, evidence of nearby demand or whether blanket policies have been employed) Kindly also supply the dimensions of the estimated 'zone of occupation' that each hoop is estimated to occupy when the estimated maximum number of cycles have been locked or otherwise attached.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1785-2122

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 November 2021, asking for information about cycle hoops in the London Borough of Lewisham.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.

The Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) forms a small part of the road network in Lewisham, therefore the majority of cycle parking is installed on borough owned roads, including the funding we allocated to them via our Local Implementation Plan (LIP). For future plans, we will continue to invest in the delivery of more cycle parking through LIPs and our Healthy Streets portfolios. Boroughs are asked to submit proposals to TfL based on their understanding of demand for cycle parking in their boroughs. We also use our own analysis to estimate demand at a pan-London level – more details are available in the Cycle Parking Implementation Plan .  For the space taken by a standard stand and parked bikes, please refer to our design standards in the  (LCDS Chapter 8).

Please find attached our asset report for Lewisham cycle stands from 2016/2017 to 2020/2021. This covers cycle stands installed during this time funded by TfL via the LIPs portfolio but we do not hold details of layouts, positions or the reasons why the sites were selected. For this information and supporting technical details, I would suggest you approach the borough.

During 2020 we installed the below listed cycle stands on the TLRN as part of our response to the pandemic. The reason for installing the cycle stands was part of a strategy pan London to encourage cycling as a mode of transport to local shopping areas, hospitals, schools and transport hubs where possible on the TLRN.
Lewisham No of Cycle Stands Installed No. of New Cycle Parking Spaces
500 Bromley Rd 6 12
443 Bromley Rd 12 24
159 Rushey Green 12 24
Lewisham High St/Mount Pleasant  7 14
Lewisham High St/Hospital 22 44
Loampit Vale 7 14

The type of cycle stands used at each location is standard ‘Sheffield Cycle Stands’. Please see the attached drawings for Bromley Road, Rushey Green, Lewisham High Street – Hospital and Lewisham High Street – Mount Pleasant.

For detailed locations, capacity and pictures of cycle parking stands installed before 2017/18, please visit the “on-street” section of our Cycle Parking Webpage.    

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London


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