Park-Street Furnishing Cycle Shelters are designed to be durable without compromising on style.
Benefits for your workforce
In today’s environment cycling to the workplace or school is a healthier way of travelling. Providing bike shelters in a commercial or educational establishment not only assists with healthy living but also gives the added benefit of helping the environment.
The physical and mental benefits of cycling daily for the individual are widely recognised. Some of the positive effects of regular cycling include a stronger immune system, increased physical fitness and improved ability to cope with stress – all of these lead to a healthier, happier workforce or student population, which of course, in turn, benefits your school or workplace.
Some benefits for you
It is fantastic that you can have a fit and healthy workforce which provides its own benefits to you but there are also benefits from a business point of view. A few examples of this are:
- Freeing-up Space: More people cycling to work means they will need less space than car drivers. This will save you space and money.
- Happy Cyclists: Providing good facilities to those that are already cycling to working could reduce staff turn-over, therefore, reducing recruitment costs.
- Corporate Image: Encouraging people to cycle will also improve your corporate image and may help you obtain ISO 14,001 status for its environmental management system.
You may also want to read about how the government can help you encourage employees to cycle to work with the Cycle To Work Guarantee Scheme.
What you need to know about cycle shelters
When you are looking to add cycle parking to your premises here is a mini guide to help you understand what works.
Cycle shelters should:
Be highly visible and signposted if necessary. Rather than hiding it away in the corner it should be something that you are proud of and want to promote to everyone.
Have ease of access and be close to the final destination, this shows that you are serious about people using this facility and makes life easier for those who participate.
Be safe and secure, people should feel that their bike is safe when they are working or studying. We offer a range of different ways that you can ensure this in our tailored Design section below but this can also be achieved by CCTV, additional lighting and surveillance by security staff.
Be easy to use and easy to maintain. Appropriate spacing of bike stands will prevent cluttering and allow easy access to clean the area. This also includes ensuring there is enough room for all of the cyclists. This could be achieved via a small survey before deciding which cycle shelter to install to give you an idea of the number of current and future cyclists.
Have a route that is as simple and non-obstructive as possible, there should be no barriers to its use caused by difficult road conditions or other safety hazards.
Offer an attractive design that compliments the building design and makes a statement about your commitment.
Not hinder any one else’s access and comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
When we install a bike shelter we take all of the above and more into account to ensure you get the very best service possible and are extremely happy for years to come.
All bike shelters can be built in modular sections to any length and have added sliding or hinged gates and a variety of different types of cycle stands. These can also be used as a Smoking Shelters or Waiting Shelters and have the added feature of benches installed. Another popular use of cycle shelters is to use them as Buggy Shelters at nurseries.
Our cycle shelters can be wall fixed or built as freestanding and fixed to the ground. We provide a range of standard shelters including the Tornado, Merlin and Falcon bike shelters and Cycle Compounds. You can also choose from a standard range of finish options including Zinc, Galvanised, Stainless steel and colours including grey, black, green, blue, yellow, white and brown. However, we can also design any style, colour or finish of bespoke cycle shelter you may require.
We also offer a range of different styles of bike racks and cycle stands to fit inside our bike shelters. Together with helmet lockers to keep them secure and dry at all times. Helmet Lockers come in different styles with different types of locking systems. All this makes our shelters a versatile option for your school or organisation.
All shelters are installed by our CSCS registered team and can be installed with concrete plinths, pathways or/and soft play areas. We also provide old shelter removal and refurbishment.
Cycle Shelter Costs
Our bike shelters come in a range of standard sizes and we can also install bespoke shelters. Standard shelters start at £1,200 which as standard is 4000mm long and 2100 deep and can comfortably house 10 cycles.
Our technical sales consultants can provide practical advice and ideas to help you decide on the best option for your needs. All bespoke bike shelters will require a technical site survey which is provided free of charge.