Camden Council turns lamp posts cycle security friendly

Cyclehoop's steel clamp on system to be unveiled in borough tomorrow
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Camden has become the first council in the country to convert lamp posts into cycle stands using Cyclehoop's clamp on locking station.

The Cyclehoop, a design that converts existing structures into bicycle stands also aims to save the Council both time and money. In 2009, Camden Council was one of the first boroughs in the country to trial Cyclehoops on existing sign posts. Following the success of this trial Camden is to become the first council in the country to install Cyclehoops onto lamp posts.

It has been estimated that another 60,000 cycle spaces are required in London if the Mayor's goal of quadrupling city cycling by 2025 is to be achieved.

On average, 50 Cyclehoops can be installed per day of contracted work. Camden Council has 200 planed for the borough.

Camden Council's executive member for environment, Councillor Chris Knight, said: "Cyclehoops have proved a great success on existing sign posts and I am pleased we are going one step further and becoming the first council in the county to trial them on lamp posts.

“I believe the Cyclehoop is a winner on every level; it saves the Council valuable time and money, reduces street clutter and provides cycle parking where it is most needed. It also encourages safe locking practices, preventing thieves lifting bicycles up and over objects.”

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