Things to Consider Before Installation:
Visibility: Avoid placing bike racks in isolated areas. Bike racks that are placed in highly visible locations prevent
theft and vandalism, and allow cyclists to locate racks immediately.
Weather Protection: Depending on your bike parking requirements (Class I or II), weather protection should be implemented.
Some existing structures that can be used to shelter your bike racks include overhangs, covered walkways, bike lockers, and trees.
Spacing: Consider the space needed for a bike rack holding its maximum number of bikes, not just the rack itself. Also allow for adequate
clearance around the rack to maneuver bicycles; account for access from both sides if bike rack is double sided; limit conflict with pedestrians, cars, and walls; and never block fire hydrants, doorways,
Spacing: A minimum of 30" of aisle space and 30" of
handlebar clearance between racks and/or other structures is suggested.
However, increasing clearance space is recommended if ample space exists.
Proximity: Place the bike racks in a location near common places of interest like shopping centers, parks, office buildings,
or any main attraction cyclists might be visiting. Bike racks that are placed too far from destinations won't be used.