Note: This is a sponsored post
With a growth in popularity of cycle schemes to and from work places, what is needed when cyclists reach their destination is safe bicycle parking. Allpark Ltd work with businesses to provide cycle parking solutions that make the best use of the space available.
This post will be useful to anyone looking to setup cycle parking in their business or at home. It also talks briefly about the TfL cycle superhighway grants that are available.
Designing the ideal parking solution
It can be confusing for a business to choose the best bike parking solution. Allpark Ltd are able to advise which solutions would be most appropriate and can even design bespoke solutions to meet specific requirements. This is done through a full survey and design service.
Consideration is taken for the cyclists who will use the facility, the space, security, cost and also ensuring a fit with the surrounding environment.
The service is frequently used by architects and businesses looking to maximise the use of the space.
Is your company within the cycle superhighways catchment area?
Businesses located with 1.5km of the cycle superhighway routes and have a minimum of 50 employees can qualify for support in setting up cycle storage, cycle training and safety sessions.
Allpark Ltd is a provider for the TfL scheme of which more details can be found here.
Solutions for those with minimum cycle parking space
There are racks available that make full use of minimum storage space. For example, the popular Semi Vertical rack and the Double Stacker. You may have noticed systems such as the Double Stacker in place in stations such as London Euston.
If you don’t want to keep dragging your bike into your house and damaging the walls then the Bike Vault is a great option. It holds the bike securely outside. Alternatively, for those with some garage space the Eltham bike rack keeps bike secure and out of the way.
Creating a new cyclopark in Gravesend
Aside from the day to day business of providing secure cycle parking AllPark Ltd have also been heavily involved with a new cyclopark that will provide 1400sqm of skate park, 43 hectares of parkland, 3km of tarmac for road racing and 7500sqm of BMX track in Gravesend.
Over the last few weeks children have been designing their own bikes with the help of local artists, designers and bike shops. Designs ranging from tandems, extra tall, trailers and reclining seat cycles have been constructed with help from local firm Allpark Ltd.
Commercial Director Andrew Thomson said “As manufacturers of cycle parking equipment we had all the necessary resources to help with this project. It was great to see the bikes go from a basic design to fully working cycles that looked fantastic when decorated”.
For more information on Allpark and the parking solutions they offer to cyclists and businesses you can visit their website at http://www.allpark.co.uk/ or give them a call on 0845 094 2217.
Join 5,112 fellow cyclists who are subscribed to the London Cyclist newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get...
- Advice on the best cycling gear
- A Friday roundup of all the latest London cycling news
- Exclusive content not available on the blog
Subscribe today, and get exclusive access forever! (It's free)
*No spam, ever!
As seen on The Guardian, BBC and The Independent.