How to Choose the Right Bike Parking Solution for Your Project

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A valuable element of the built environment, bike parking design has progressed considerably over the years, in-line with the development of UK bike parking standards and an increasing demand for stylish, secure and cost effective product solutions.

When looking to choose the right bike parking solution for a project, it is vital to incorporate product design that maximises both usability and security, provides a long service life through a strong and durable manufacturing build, and ensures an appropriate capacity is provided for all users that considers both current requirements and potential increases in future demand.

What Are the Key Considerations?

While there is currently no fixed national policy for bike parking in the UK, the Bicycle Association and Cycle Rail Working Group have published their ‘Standards for Public Cycle Parking’ guide that outlines the requirements for public bike parking in the UK.

While most new-build developments will require provisions for bike parking, every project is different and the specific requirements for these will largely be determined by which sector the project falls under. For example, residential developments will likely require a greater capacity of bike parking spaces, while bike parking for transport hubs should focus on quick-access for commuters.

However, there are a wide range of bike parking solutions on offer and typically the following points should be considered for any project.

How many bike parking spaces are required?

How much space do you have available?

Who will be using it?

Where will it be located?

What level of security is required?

Does BREEAM Need to be Considered?

What Solutions Are Available?