Turvec guide to bike storage
Bike storage glossary
Sheffield stand or bike hoop
- 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.
- Cyclist wheeling bike – Space required is 1000mm.