A steel hoop fixed into the ground at two points, providing a secure parking space for a parked bicycle. Sheffield sands are conventionally constructed from galvanised or stainless steel and are available in surface mounted and root fixed variants. Sheffield stands are now available in a large range of sizes and designs from circular loops to penny farthings.
Two tier bike rack
Two-tier bike racks, also referred to as a double-tier, double stacker or two layer bike rack. These racks position one bike above another on a racking system with a lowering upper tier.
Gas-assisted bike racks include a gas-spring to ensure the top level of a two-tier rack is accessible for everyone and all bike types.
The circulation zone is the distance between the end of the bike rack and the nearest obstacle. It is the distance a cyclist has to manoeuvre their bicycle and access a bike rack.
This is the area on which a bike is secured to the bike rack. It should be easy for a d-lock to access.
A bike rack design that holds the front wheel in a grate style design and can easily cause damage.
The Dutch certification for quality bike parking.
As a general rule the international recognised size is 1900mm long, 1200mm tall and 750mm wide. Making allowance for these dimensions should ensure that all standard bicycles can park adequately.
Cargo Bikes – 2500mm long, 1200mm tall and 750mm wide
Recumbent Bikes – 2000mm long, 1200mm tall and 750mm wideThe growth in recumbent and cargo bikes should be accommodated within the design of bike storage facilities.