RAISING THE BAR IN BIKE PARKING DESIGNby Arrow Alpha
Cycling is a healthy and sustainable way of getting around. Not only does it keep you fit, it can save you time and money. More and more Australians are opting for their bikes as a mode of transport resulting in a growing need for safe and secure bike parking facilities.
When a well-known architect and one of Australia’s leading private construction companies required cyclist parking facilities for the new 5 Green Star Ricoh Australian Industrial development they could not find suitable racks. With space limitations and the necessity for the racks to comply with the Australian Standard AS2890.3 a better solution was required. They needed racks that could do the job well without handlebar clash and a high risk of damage to the bicycles spokes which is a common problem in compact bike rack designs.
Wanting to ensure they found the right solution for the job, they called on innovative designers Arrow Alpha to custom design and manufacture compact bike rails that could support a bike with low to no risk of handle bar clash and damage to the wheel spokes.
All the while, the new design had to conform to AS2890.3 so that both wheels and the bikes frame could be securely locked.
The end result was a new, innovative and space saving design that met everybody’s needs, the builder, the architect, the tenant, the building owner and most importantly the growing number of bike users who are demanding safe and secure bike parking facilities.
The job was installed on time and came in under budget, another win for all involved and according to both the architect and construction company, they now have an excellent solution for future projects.
The unique Compact Bicycle Parking Rack has raised the bar and set a new standard for build quality and innovative design. It has received its own unique registered design certification from I P Australia and is certainly going to be the ideal solution for all projects that have space limitations.
Congratulations to all involved on the completion of an innovative and sustainable bike parking project.
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