Council’s ‘woke’ £500K scheme to scrap parking spaces for cycle hangars leaves drivers fuming

Council’s ‘woke’ £500K scheme to scrap parking spaces for cycle hangars leaves drivers fuming

FUMING residents have blasted a council’s “woke” £500,000 scheme to scrap parking spaces to make way for new cycle hangars.

Drivers say the plans to create 150 hangars will mean they are unable to park outside their homes despite paying £60 to £385 per year for a permit.

Fuming drivers say the plans to create 150 hangars will mean they are unable to park outside
Fuming drivers say the plans to create 150 hangars will mean they are unable to park outsideCredit: Alamy

They claim some of the cycle units, which store six bikes at £60 each per year — so making up to £360 — have been placed in the middle of car permit spaces by the Green council in Brighton and Hove.

Ellie Reid, 34, of Brighton, said: “These hangars are a cynical ploy to raise more cash for council coffers.

“It is a perfect example of yet another pet project by our woke Green council that doesn’t make sense.”

Hove resident Laura King said: “This seems to be another weapon in the Greens’ aim to push motorists out of the city.

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“These hangars are too large for the parking spaces, making them unsafe for pedestrians, especially wheelchair users and the visually impaired.”

Brighton and Hove City Council plans to create 150 cycle hangars by 2023, creating 900 bike spaces.

Councillor Steve Davis said: “Cycle hangars provide people in homes with little or no space an opportunity to store bikes safely.”

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