• Hi! I am a Camden resident, not Islington, but although I've requested bike hangars to be installed in my estate, the council won't get any.
    I assume they believe that the anti-social behaviour people around here will destroy it in no time and steal the bikes..
    One think that I'd worry about the hangars is that long term use would end up damaging the bike due to exposure to the high humidity levels outdoors and lead bike parts to rust quickly, even though not in direct contact with rain.

  • Do you live on a council-owned estate? Camden have plenty of on-street hangars but I think estates are a different department who may have a different view.

    I would never put a nice bike in bike hangar - they’re one step up from leaving it locked up outdoors. They keep the rain off and prevent casual vandalism, but that’s about it.

  • Yes, I do. I haven't seen any in the immediate area around the estate apart from Camden Square to be honest but that's too far from where I am to overlook my bike. My old hybrid bike was left to die locked on a railing for 2.5 years until last month when I finally dismantled it. It was under an undercroft but still, anything that could've rusted during that period, it did!


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