Cycling is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of transport, offering people a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get to work or school. As more and more people turn to bikes, it’s important that organisations can offer them somewhere safe and secure to leave their bike whilst they’re away. Installing a cycle shelter or a number of bicycle stands gives people the peace of mind that their bike will be protected from theft and vandalism.
Cyclists are often concerned about their bikes being stolen when left unattended, especially since many modern bikes are expensive and may be used for commuting or other work-related activities. By installing a gated compound or secure shelter, it can give cyclists the reassurance that their bike is safe and protected from weather elements and any potential thieves. A clear roof or even a glass shelter can provide additional security, while CCTV and a guard dog are effective deterrents to prevent crime against cycles.
secure cycle shelters can be clad in timber, glass or mesh panels to provide protection from the elements, as well as adding an aesthetic appeal. Cladding can also help to obscure cycles from view, making them less likely to be targeted by thieves. Keeping the area around your cycle storage clean, tidy and well-maintained can further reduce the risk of theft or damage. Putting your cycle storage in a location where it can easily be accessed by staff, students and visitors is another good way to encourage use of your bike parking.
As well as reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality, cycling to and from work or school provides physical and mental health benefits for commuters. Installing effective cycle storage and encouraging students, workers and visitors to use it can help people feel healthier and more productive at work or school by allowing them to cycle in comfort and with confidence.
Choosing the right type of cycle parking to suit your needs can help you maximise capacity and attract more cyclists to your premises. There’s a wide choice of options available, from Sheffield bike racks and two-tier systems, to lockers and secure gated compounds. You can even choose to add lighting, CCTV and personal keycard access to create a bespoke cycle store for your organisation.
A cycle shelter is a great addition to any building, helping to make the environment greener and giving more people the option to choose a healthier, safer and more eco-friendly form of transport. By installing the right kind of cycle parking, you can ensure that your staff, students and visitors can cycle in confidence. Whether you want a full-featured sheltered cycle compound or just a few Sheffield stands, Miko Engineering can provide the perfect solution for your organisation. To discuss your requirements, contact us today. We can supply you with a quote and recommend the best option for your business. We also offer a free site survey for new customers to make the process as smooth and simple as possible.