In the past, there has been an under provision of secure cycle parking in apartment complexes in Dublin. This has led to bicycles being stored in apartments and on balconies potentially detracting from visual amenity and increasing maintenance costs for communal areas. The quality and quantity of cycle parking provision in apartment developments should encourage residents to adopt cycling as a sustainable mode of transport.
The bike parking guide produced by Dublin Cycling Campaign can be used for both new builds and retrofitting.
The key factors to consider when providing good bike parking are:
- Type of rack used (Sheffield hoops, never wheel racks).
- Personal security
- Long and short term stay with their different requirements
- Maintenance regime
If anyone would like more information or help with designing the best solution within a budget, please contact Dublin Cycling Campaign directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of Dublin Cycling Campaigns’ Cycle Parking Guide is available at the link below: