Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Colette Plaisance
Make sure the rack design supports the bike by its frame (not wheel) and allows easy locking. Other Parking Devices * Bicycle Lockers - These enclosed units can offer a deluxe storage system. Each unit should have a door for single bike access. These units are expensive and usually require ongoing maintenance and inspection due to vandalism and security concerns. * Bicycle Rooms & Compounds - Secure grounds are a deterrent to theft but unsecured bikes in a bike room or compound are an invitation for theft. A room alone isnt enough - place high quality bicycle racks in the room for the security of each bike.
In Australia this means bicycle racks must at least meet the parking device guidelines established by Austroads Part 14 and AS2890.3. Here are some guidelines to help you select a bike rack that cyclists will use. What to look for... Bicycle racks should attract cyclists and by design should encourage use. * Security - racks must allow the bike frame and wheel(s) to be locked securely. * Protection - racks must support the bicycle frame and not hold the wheel. * Most racks are misused to some degree. Look for racks which provide the same opportunity for security whether the bike is on the end or middle of the rack.
Bikes are often very close together and the use of foam pipe-insulator as a protective wrap is recommended. Bikes must be securely strapped to prevent bounce and access to the boot is often completely cut off. Sports car interior: You can get brackets to ensure your bike doesnt shift around when carrying it inside your vehicle and presuming you have enough room this is a cheaper and safer option (less chances of thieves getting their hands on the bikes). Roof mounted racks: A secure position which will carry at least 4 bikes and can take many more depending on your vehicle.