Bike Parking Information
When selecting bicycle parking and storage products, it is important to realise the different features required for commercial vs. home use applications.
Commercial use products are ideal where bicycles will be parked in areas that can be accessed by others and security of the bike is a concern. Commercial use products must be vandal resistant, weather resistant and extremely durable. In addition, these products should comply with AS2890.3 guidelines which require a bike rack to:
- minimise possible damage to a bike by supporting the bike frame (not wheel), and
- maximise security by allowing the bike wheel(s) and frame to be easily locked to the rack.
Commercial bike racks and lockers should also encourage use, be attractive by design, easy to use and install, and located where cyclists will most likely use them: close to a cyclist's destination, protected from weather, clearly visible for security and access, and safe from vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
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What to Avoid
Unfortunately, many commercial parking facilities provided for cyclists are poorly designed and misused. Cyclists will not use products that do not secure or support their bike frame, and are often forced to lock their bikes to trees and posts, or lean their bikes against buildings and windows. This not only creates an eyesore, but can damage property and become a hazard to pedestrians. When providing a bicycle parking facility, make sure cyclists will use it by undertaking proper planning and selecting high quality, attractive products.
Home use products are ideal for organising and storing family bikes in areas where security is not a concern. Home use products do not need to support the bike frame as there is little risk of damaging the wheel when bikes are handled with care, and the ability to lock bikes to the rack is not crucial if the home is secure. With less features required, home use products are smaller and less expensive than commercial designs.
It's still important to select the best home product to suit your particular requirements, and basic handyman skills may be required to install designs that mount on walls or ceilings.
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