Council set to install new dockless bike bays as it gets tougher on bikes left on pavements

Hackney Council is set to be the first local authority in the country to replace on-street car parking spaces with dedicated bays for dockless bikes as it installs over 80 in the coming months. 

The bays are being installed after the Council agreed terms with Jump Bikes and Beryl, two dockless bike operators, who are funding them as part of the agreement. 

The agreement will also see users fined if they leave dockless bikes outside dedicated parking areas and strict targets introduced for operators to move any bikes that are outside bays. This will ensure that the borough’s pavements remain accessible for people with mobility and visual impairments. 

The Council is also set to get tougher on operators who allow their bikes to obstruct pavements. Anyone who encounters a bike that blocks the pavement is being encouraged to report it to the Council, which will pick up bikes not cleared by operators and store them at its Millfields depot until they are collected. 

Tell the Council about bikes causing an obstruction by calling 020 8356 8023 or emailing movegreener@hackney.gov.uk.