September 21, 2016

High-Density Cycle Parking: Bike Rack Spacing

By George Hosegood

High-density cycle parking: bike rack spacing options

When selecting a high-density cycle rack it is important to understand the different spacing options available and which of these best suit your requirements. The dimensions below reflect the centre-to-centre distances between bicycle parking spaces in various systems.

375mm spacing

The most high-density spacing widely available on two-tier racks and a selection of single-level systems. 375mm spacing prevents handlebars from clashing through high-low arrangement of spaces. However, larger bicycles with panniers would not find this the most user-friendly arrangement.

400mm spacing

This is the optimum bike rack spacing to accommodate bicycles of all sizes. If the area for the racks will permit 400mm spacing, we recommend it over 375mm for its added user-friendliness.

500mm spacing

This larger spacing is available on a number of two-tier racks, and the degree of bicycle rack spacing allows generous space for cyclists to park their bicycles, with no chance of the handlebars clashing between spaces.

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