New bike racks at Unley Park CIBO. They've put in three of them. I guess they are trying to cope with the large numbers of bikes they get there sometimes. The silver (aluminium) sheets saying Rail are rather sharp around the edges and would do a nasty job on paint. Also not so useful it your bike is not an easy to lift machine.
useful. there are 20+ bikes there sometimes. I'll check em out in the morning. yeah, what's with the signs? LOL- big signs that say 'bike rail' on a bike rail taking up space where you'd like to hang a bike.. er...
Whats more of a concern is the hordes of women likely to turn up, going by the sign in the window.
Only joking....of course :)
Well, it is hard to pass up a bargain! Of course us women are only trying to save our husbands some money!
Ian, if women shopping, need better bicycle parking where one can lock frame and wheels for some time. :)
Why do councils insist on supplying infrastructure that is not compliant with Australian Standards?
whats the standard for bike racks ? them
Austroads, Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice: Part 14 – Bicycles, 2nd edition, published by Austroads and Standards Australia in 1999.
Page 142: Figure 10-16: Pavement Symbol (for use under parking rails and at other bicycle parking facilities)
Australian Standard 2890.3-1993 Parking Facilities – Bicycle Parking Facilities, published by Standards Australia in 1983.
Page 4: Unless the frame and both wheels of a bicycle can be locked to a facility, it cannot be regarded as secure and will not therefore meet the requirements of the Standard (see also Clause 3.1).
Page 5: The aesthetic appearance of bicycle parking facilities should not, however, override the requirements for security and ease of use.
In as much as a pole seems ideal:
Unless the frame and both wheels of a bicycle can be locked to a facility
Indicates a certain facility the cyclist requires - it could be my pine tree, that's at least 4m! that'd be a heavy U-Bolt ;-)
Still, it's better than nothing though.
Because they are ninnies? Seriously though, how many of these things are designed/passed by people with no real expertise in the area?
Treat it as a test case - enough complaints and the bike rack will be removed. Maybe to be replaced by something more suitable. Or maybe not…
Maybe it will be replaced by a queueing system for ladies waiting to save their husbands some money.