A TOTAL of 100 bike sheds will be installed across the city after “huge demand” was highlighted in a recent public consultation.

More than 2,000 residents of Brighton and Hove completed the survey to have a bicycle hangar installed in their street.

It comes after The Argus revealed council plans to build 100 bike sheds on September 30.

Brighton and Hove City Council environment, transport and sustainability committee co-chairman Councillor Steve Davis said that the responses to the survey show “huge demand” for the bike hangars.

“We are now reviewing the responses to our cycle hangars survey which really shows the huge demand for them city,” he said.

“It is really encouraging to see so many residents taking part and letting us know where they want to see these hangars.

“Beginning early next year, we will see 100 placed around the city, ensuring safe and secure spaces for residents to keep their bikes.”

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A total of 2,053 responses were received to a survey, which finished on Sunday, November 14.

The next stage of the consultation will see the council develop an initial list of potential locations for the 100 new cycle racks.

The consultation followed £500,000 of funding put forward by Green councillors into February’s budget to boost cycle parking options, which was enough to fund 100 covered, lockable cycle hangars.

The bike hangars are common in parts of London, with over 7,200 spaces across 25 London boroughs.

Replacing the space used by one parking space, they enable up to six people to store their bikes in a secure way, helping to minimise bike theft and support those whose accommodation may have no suitable, accessible indoor or outdoor storage space.

Last year, more than 100 people signed a petition for a bike shed to be installed at Seven Dials as a pilot, with a view to extend over the whole city.

A bike hangar was also installed in Shaftesbury Road, Brighton, near London Road railway station ten years ago.