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Turvec Bike Storage Guide

Bike Shelters & Enclosures

A bike shelter is designed to provide weather protection for bicycle racks. A compound or enclosure provides security through gated access to a shelter or area.

Bike shelter required dimensions

  • Refer to section 1 of this guide in relation to bike sizes, parking types and aisle widths when planning the size of a shelter. Planning correctly at this early stage ensures space is being used efficiently and an adequate allocation has been made for your planned number of bikes.

Bike shelter heights

  • The required internal height clearance for a bike shelter is determined by the bike rack installed within, see section 1 for further information on this.

Gate sizes

  • To access a cycle compound there must be adequate space to push a bicycle
  • The required internal height clearance for a bike shelter is determined by the bike rack installed within, see section 1 for further information on this.

Red flags

Non-gas two-tier bike rack

  • Gas-assisted lifting is an essential safety and accessibility feature for two-tier bike racks. This allows for all users with all bike weights to access the upper level of a bike rack.

Wheel benders

  • Some basic bike rack designs feature wheel benders, these are simple front-wheel grips that hold a bicycle upright. The issue with wheel benders is they can easily damage bike wheels or spokes if knocked when other cyclists are loading the rack.

Sub 2600mm ceiling height two-tier bike racks

  • A two-tier bike rack with 375mm or 400mm spacing cannot park a bike in a ceiling height of less than 2600mm as referenced earlier in this guide.