We have installed 1000 new cycle parking spaces across campus and Bloomsbury Estate, transformed 2 locations into bicycle hubs to act as secure parking, and started a trial of bike hangars.
Click on the interactive map below for cycle parking and showers
This interactive map shows you where to find cycle parking spaces and cycle-hire racks across Bloomsbury, as well as the location of showers and lockers in UCL buildings.
Currently showers will NOT be accessible to cyclists or anyone else in the short term. This relates to the cleaning regime and concerns around the spread of COVID-19. We would recommend that people consider this before cycling to UCL campuses, shower at home and cycle slower.
- Campus bike hangars
- Together with the Logistics team, Sustainable UCL have installed four bike hangars on UCL's main campus, which provide secure locking for staff who regularly cycle to UCL. These are being trialled and following review, UCL may look to install additional hangars. Each hangar allows for 6 bicycles to be locked securely.
Where: 1x Andrew Huxley Building Entrance, 2x Turning Circle outside Medawar Building, 1x Print Room Café Entrance. View the map above to see locations on campus.
Who: Staff only
Access: The bike hangars are only accessible to key holders. To apply for a key, please complete this form. Priority will be given to regular cyclist who use the bike hangar parking every day. Applications can be made now, however the allocation of keys and use of the hangars will not take place until the end of October.
- Cycle parking racks
Over the summer closure, UCL has installed 200+ cycle racks across campus and Bloomsbury Estate. Adding to the existing 800 racks, there are now over 1000 bicycle parking spaces across the campus and UCL buildings.
Purpose: Short Stay
Where: All locations can be found on the cycle map above
Who: Staff and Students
Access: Freely available
Smart Lockers are available at the Student Centre on Level B2, Mezzanine, Level 2 and Level 4. These can be used by students, with their student cards. More Information here.
Purpose: Day-long storage for those on campus
Where: 27-28 Gordon Square, WC1H 0AH
Who: Students only
Access: Student card access
- Logistics Zone Bike Hub
The UCL Logistics Zone, at Gordon Square (by the Archaeology building), has been transformed into a bicycle hub. This provides 150 spaces for locking bicycles. The zone is staffed by a logistics team member between 7am-7pm, but has 24 hour access.
· All bicycles must be locked to the racks within the compound.
· Bikes cannot be left for extended period, but must be taken away on same day
Purpose: Short stay and all day parking to for the main campus and Gordon Square
Where: 31-34 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0PY
Who: Students and staff
Access: Individuals simply use staff/student card at the entrance opposite the Archaeology entrance to access the area.
- Ramsay Hall
130 spaces have been provided in the courtyard of Ramsay Hall. These can be used for work-time parking for staff and students who are based at Ramsay Hall and nearby buildings. Ramsay Hall will be staffed between 0800-19:00 from Mon-Fri. The entrance is on 20 Maple Street. Staff and students need to use the intercom on the left hand side to call through to reception for them to open the gate door and wheel the bicycle through.
Purpose: Short stay and day long parking for those studying at Ramsay hall and working studing in nearby buildings
Where: 20 Maple Street, W1T 5HB
Who: Staff and Students
Access: Users currently need to use the intercom. We are in the process of creating card access for staff and students, which will remove the need to ask reception staff for access.
Find UCL's Golden Rules for reducing the risk of bike theft here.