The Hobart City Council typically provides parking for bicycles utilising sets of one or more stainless steel 'hoops' placed in the footpaths near areas of high bicycle demand.
Approximately 36 bicycle hoops are available in the Hobart CBD.
These treatments offer safe and secure parking for cyclists.
It can be difficult to install bicycle hoops in locations where the footpaths are narrow, as it is important to maintain a safe and clear width for pedestrians using the footpath.
Additionally, secure bicycle parking in the form of locked cages are available at the Salamanca Square and Argyle Street car parking facilities.
If you have any suggestions of locations where more bicycle parking is needed, please contact Council's Sustainable Transport Officer on (03) 6238 2194.
Argyle Street Secure Bicycle parking
The Hobart City Council has recently constructed a new secure bicycle parking facility within the Argyle Street Car Park to complement bicycle parking facilities in the CBD.
This new secure bicycle parking facility is intended primarily for CBD workers and other regular commuters with a CBD destination who do not currently have all day parking facilities at their Hobart CBD destination. The facility is modelled on similar bicycle parking cages operating in Hobart and in other Australian States.
The facility will be accessed with an electronic swipe card and be under CCTV surveillance. The facility will be accessible during the normal operating hours of the Argyle Street Car Park. Lockers will be provided within the facility and public toilets are located almost immediately adjacent to the facility access.
This secure bicycle facility will be a membership based, fee for service facility. The fee for a 1 year (52 week) membership of the facility will be $50. A refundable deposit ($50) for the electronic swipe card will also be required.
Membership applications are available from the Hobart City Council Customer Service Centre or are available for download here.
Applications will be received on a first come, first served basis. Terms and conditions for use of the facility are available on the membership application form. A guide to facility use can be accessed here.
The Hobart City Council will continue to expand bicycle parking facilities around the CBD and the greater municipal area in places of identified need, including local shopping areas.
Facility Membership enquires should be directed to HCC Customer Services Centre on 6238 2781 or 6238 2780.