FalcoPod Bike Hangars Roll-out for the London Borough of Merton
The London Borough of Merton is the latest local authority to receive the UK’s most user-friendly Bike Hangar design the FalcoPod.
Falco is delighted to be working with the south-west London Council to roll-out their first phase of residential bike hangars. The FalcoPods were installed this spring and residents from the borough are now enjoying access to the latest on-street bike hangars.
Falco designed, manufactured and installed a network of the latest Bike Hangar design, all located within key residential locations across the Borough.
As well as manufacture and installation, Falco is also providing a fully managed service with both key Rental Management for the residents and bike hangar Maintenance on behalf of the Merton Highways and Infrastructure team.
The Falco Rentals website enables Merton residents to look for free spaces in the FalcoPod network, book an available space and pay online, all in one place. The Falco Rentals website also provides a useful video along with other ideas and tips on safely looking after a bike.
In addition to the Bike Hangars for Merton Council, Falco also provides a fully managed service of Bike Hangars for a number of Council’s including the London Borough Westminster, London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Camden.
FalcoPod Bike Hangar for Camden Council
Family Friendly Bike Hangar
The FalcoPod bike hangar is a robust on-street cycle parking solution designed to meet the needs of cyclists who don’t have access to private cycle parking facilities. The improved innovative shape means that users no longer have to remove some baskets or child seats when storing their bike!
Falco design is both evolutionary and innovative by nature and the new FalcoPod is no exception. This is the third generation of ‘bike hangar’ type product building on the pedigree of the original street locker the ‘Midi Bike Box’ with some great new features over existing products as follows:
- Size - fits in half a car parking space and houses 6 bikes, with covered weather protection.
- Family inclusive – with an ergonomically improved design, the additional space/height (55% more) means there is no need to remove child seats or baskets from the back or front of bikes.
- Bike security - the six place FalcoSound bike rack has three locking points including the ability to use a ‘D’ lock through the rear wheel and frame.
- Easy access - single door with integral lock and gas strut for assisted lifting.
Bike Hangar Management and Maintenance
Through our ‘Falco Rentals’ team, Falco now offers local authorities and private companies a fully managed bike hangar service dealing with key management and public payments as well as a regular planned maintenance service to support the council with its ongoing public service maintenance obligations.
This service is not just restricted to bike hangars though, we are able to provide a rental service for any cycle parking facility, from cycle hubs and bike stores through to individual cycle lockers, the Falco Rentals system is both flexible and simple to use. So let Falco organise your bike parking rental system whilst you get on with doing just what you should be!
For more information about the FalcoPod Bike Hangar, the FalcoPod Bike Hangar service or your cycle parking scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.