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.
Don, has a standard decided that a 3-wheeled recumbent, cargo bike or trike is not a bicycle? Then what about Australian Road Rules when term is bicycle rather than rider? I would like the standard name, and a link if possible.
Maybe we could start up a 'thread' to dob in bike racks that are non compliant, or hriders who don't wear OZ compliant helmets, or bikes with only one brake or riders who come down-hill too fast.The examples are endless. What fun that would be, eh ?
but then we would be slaves to this forum .....
commenting, correcting, nit-picking all the time instead of getting out and actually doing some riding ......
doesn't sound like much fun to me -(
That's why I rarely visit this site any longer coz I'm out riding my bike.
This might amuse you. Some years ago it was actually an offence to lock your bike to bicycle parking in the CBD. A by-law made it offence to lock a bike to street furniture, which bicycle parking had been lumped under.
Thats a good rail, not for leaving your bike unattended as such, but better than leaning your bike on a wall.
"..but better than leaning your bike on a wall..."
Yes indeed. I'd say this rail is designed for Lycra Lizards to "drop" their bikes while sipping their lattes nearby. Hanging bikes like this = less space taken up on footpaths = more customers drinking coffee = more $ for the business, with perhaps less aggravation for non-cyclists.
It's ludicrous to expect EVERY rail to suit EVERY bicycle; there should be ( and usually is) parking availability for most utility bikes...this is different !
It's an irony, but leaning your bike on a wall is one of the several things you can do easily in Adelaide, essentially b/c there are few OTHER people doing it ( b/c they prefer to go by car..)
If we ever had the REAL cycling culture that many on this forum say they want, there would be a LOT more rails like this, for this somewhat specialised application ( ie cafes full of Lizards)
"lycra lizards" ...........
ROFL - I nearly choked on my latte!
Interestingly on a windy day like today a single hanging bike rotates quite a bit. Didn't wait to see if it would rotate enough to drop off.