Over the last few years, cycling has become more popular with many of us – whether we’re using our bikes to keep fit, or as an easy way of getting from A to B. But there is one issue that many cyclists will be familiar with, and that’s not having a safe space to store their bikes when they need it most. This is why bike shelters are so important. Supplying bike shelters around the community and in workplaces means cyclists have both a convenient and safe place to store their bikes. Below, we’ll take a closer look at how bike shelters can enhance cyclist convenience and safety.
Convenience for commuters
Implementing a place for employees to store their bikes is essential when it comes to convenience. Cycling to work is becoming increasingly popular across the country, as an alternative to using public transport, or a car to get to work. There are benefits of this, especially in city centres when using a car to get to work may not be the most convenient option – particularly in clean air zones.
Not only this but adding a bike shelter to the workspace will act as an incentive to employees to cycle into work, reducing carbon emissions and improving their overall wellbeing. Being able to cycle a short distance to work allows employees to add exercise into their day and have peace of mind that their bike can be stored somewhere close, quickly, and easily.
Convenience within the community
It’s not just workplaces that can benefit from bike shelters – the community can too. Many of us are aware of the impact carbon emissions are having on the planet and are switching to cycling as a way of getting around urban areas more easily. Implementing bike shelters in public spaces will allow more of us to get to where we need to go quickly and effectively, whilst reducing our carbon footprint, with the knowledge that there will be somewhere to store our bikes when we get there. This means, for example, bikes can be used to run errands in the city for cleaner air and safer roads and spaces, as the public will be able to hop on their bikes, get their jobs done, and cycle home.
Failing to implement bike shelters or cycle stands in cities and built-up areas can act as a deterrent when it comes to using cycling as an alternative travel method. If people think there won’t be space available able to store their bikes safely and securely, within a short distance, they will simply drive or use public transport. This is why adding bike shelters within urban spaces is essential.
Secure Shelters for peace of mind
As well as being a convenient addition to the community, shelters are also essential to keep bikes safe when they’re not in use. Bike shelters come in a range of styles and designs, but typically they feature a bike rack covered over with a protective shelter, to keep the bikes dry. Cyclists are able to store their bikes within the shelter and use a lock to attach them to the racks. This keeps them safe and secure throughout the day. Choosing a shelter for the area is simple, all you need to do is consider how many bikes you’d like to store, the aesthetics and how it will fit into your surroundings, and whether you’d like to add extra protection by choosing a closed shelter – there is an option to suit all spaces.