What's in it for me?
Virtually every business can serve its customers better by providing
bike parking. While it's true that you can't carry as much on a bicycle
as in a car, this doesn't mean that bicyclists won't make sizable purchases.
They can come back later to pick up large parcels; also many expensive
purchases will fit in a bike bag. If you operate a restaurant, please
note that bicyclists have big appetites.
Residential buildings also benefit from quality parking.
Is it worth spending money on a bike rack for my employees?
Yes! Encouraging your employees to ride bicycles to work can
pay off in better health and lower absentee rates. Employees who ride
to work arrive wide-awake and limber. They feel better, and that will
show in how they do their work.
The key to good safe and secure bike parking is in the choice of
a rack bicyclists will use!
There is a lot more you should know about cyclists, their preferences
in racks and how you can make the right decision in buying your rack.
Here are some solutions in correcting your problem
and selecting a bike rack that cyclists will use...
Do you have bicycles leaning against your business windows, your
walls or lying on the ground?
It's a common problem which is annoying and dangerous to pedestrians!
When bikes aren't given a good place to stay, they end up making nuisances
Do I need bicycle parking?
If you see bicycles in your building corridors or on railings and trees
at your location ... chances are you do.
A bicycle parked across a rack instead of in it is an indication that
the rack does not provide adequate security.
But I have already provided a bike rack, and it isn't being used.
Most bicycle riders are not trouble makers - it may be the racks are
just in the wrong location - or they just feel the racks are not secure
enough to park their $600 bike. If you suspect this may be the problem,
read the section on 'Choosing The Best Bike Rack' and see if
the situation seems familiar.