Bike Parking Racks

Bike Parking Racks

Today numerous people became a biking enthusiast because of its health benefits and contribution to the global warming phenomena. This is the reason why there is much need for bike parking racks.

Offices, hospitals, schools, libraries and public market are some of the places where you could notice several bike parking racks of different designs.

Before, bike parking racks did not exist. Bikes were just chained on the post or wherever possible. Until the early 90’s where the first bike parking racks were a simple inverted U’s which is used until today.

Nowadays, you can see different aesthetics of bike parking racks which are unique and quite outrageous.

Designs of Bike Parking Rack

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Italia, the fashion capital of the world, it also the home of these “couture” made bike parking racks which was designed by Yoaan Henry Yvon. The “Marguerite” bike parking racks aim to solve parking problems with a touch of modern aesthetics. These form of bicycle parking racks offers enough parking space for several bikes in a crowded space. Plus they can also be placed anywhere on the city.

The parachute bike parking racks were made by Park a Bike, a company that manufactures quality made bike parking racks and other biking equipment since 1991. The parachute bike parking racks have custom sizes. The roof are available in colors opal, bronze, green, blue or just plain clear and it is composed of multi wall translucent polycarbonate.

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These bike parking racks looks like bikes inside a bus. It is conveniently placed at least one foot beside the white line to prevent it from causing traffic and it does not occupy the pedestrian lane.

bike parking racks

These bike parking racks are found in the United Kingdom. It is a parking rack and a shelter all in one to protect your bikes from theft and rain.

Bike Parking Racks Requirements:

There are strict cities like in Denver wherein they follow guidelines in building a bike parking Racks. Since 1993 their standard bike parking racks were the famous inverted U’s. And any designs that are different from the inverted U will be subject for approval first from the transportation office. But for private sectors like home owners, they are free to do what they want.

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To let you know about the bike parking racks requirement in Denver, here they are.

  • The bike parking racks should be versatile.It should be capable to hold all the bikes of different size, style and specifications.
  • The bike parking racks should be able to hold two parts, like for example the rims and frames. If the bike parking racks are suitable for only holding one part then it will be rejected.
  • The bikes that will be parked on the bike parking rack should have a water carriers.
  • The bikes that will be parked on the bike parking rack must not have a kickstand.
  • And most importantly is the security of the bike. The design of the bike parking rack must allow the frames to be locked using a chain or cable (anything that works).