3 Tips to Choose the Right Bike Racks

Installing bike racks is a great way to attract more customers, highlight your green credentials and give something back to your local community at the same time. However, there are many different types of bike racks for sale, and it can be hard to work out which one would suit your needs. In this article, we will look at three tips to help in choosing good cycle racks and examine how they might work in your project.

Bike-Racks

Bike Organisation

Organisation is critical in many aspects of cycling, and this is equally true when you need to secure your bike. An organised bike rack will ensure that the bike is kept upright and separate from the next bike over. This will prevent scrapes on other bikes and prevent them from falling over and being damaged. The bike rack must control the bike footprint to prevent slipping and falling when placing the bike in and taking the bike out of the rack. This sort of organised separation in a bike rack will also give you more bang for your buck as you can safely fit more bikes into a smaller footprint. To make the most of your space consider fitting bike docks, these will offset the handlebars or keep the wheels in place.

Be Cycle Friendly

Try and put yourself in the position of the cyclist, what do they need to park their bikes safely and securely. Low security racks are not an attractive option for securing an expensive bicycle. If a cyclist leaves their bike at a badly organised rack and it’s damaged, they won’t come back. Bike racks with painted or protective coatings can reduce the chances of minor metallic scrapes that cause scratches. Also, make sure that your chosen bike rack is compatible with U-locks and you will deter bike theft.

Consider Density

We’ve already touched on this, but it bears repeating in more detail, it’s a fact that real estate isn’t cheap. Any organisation will only have a finite amount of space to install a bike rack for customers and employees. We have high density parking for cars, and we need to make the most of our space and adopt those same principles for bike racks. If the bike rack isn’t organised well, a potential eight space rack can turn into a four space bike rack. Before you make a final decision, look at bike racks that have a flexible layout to ensure that you can maximise your bike racking efforts. It’s important to bear in mind that when work gets out you may experience an upswing in cyclist visitors and you should plan for that in advance.

If they are looking to install bike racks, Perth based business managers should get in touch with us here at Image Bollards, We install and supply a wide variety of high quality safety and security equipment, including bike racks. All of our products range is manufactured to exacting standards that are fully compliant with Australian standards. Our team is looking forward to discussing your needs in greater detail, and they will be happy to answer any other questions that you may have.