Secure bike parking: Gates, locks, and lighting
To ensure the facility is secure, gates with either key-pad, key-card, or key-turn provide individual access for staff and visitor passes.
Adding LED lighting to fencing, especially in underground basements, not only has security benefits but will help brighten the bike store.
CCTV and other additional security systems can also be incorporated into the bike store.
As with all shelters, compounds, and fencing enclosures, there is flexibility to add bike repair stations, kit lockers, and wayfinding. These not only help promote the facility to staff, but repair stations will help prevent abandoned bikes and greatly benefit those opting to cycle to work.
Case Study: Cromwell Hospital
For Cromwell Hospital in West London, we designed and installed new fencing and bike racks helped increase both capacity and security.
The site is a good example of a parking area with limited outdoor expansion available – the hospital has no room for a car park or bike shelter.
The old bike racks were well-used and often over-full, impeding the passageway for pedestrians and wheelchair users.
In a shaded area of the building – underneath and overhang and surrounded by walls – it was not as secure as it could be, either.
By removing the existing racks and installing new higher-density, cyclist-friendly two-tier racks and semi-vertical racks, we were able to increase the capacity from 28 to 50 spaces.
The cycle caging surrounding the racks not only adds vastly improved security for staff – the gates have both integrated keycard access and a digi-lock keypad – but it ensures pedestrian access remains clear on the walkway.
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