The Need For Bike Parking Increases As Bicycle Use Skyrockets

01 Aug 2022 by Cora Bike Rack

If you’ve been lucky enough to get outside to enjoy the great outdoors as part of your physical distancing routine, you may have noticed more people riding bicycles. You are not alone. Since the pandemic struck, the fear of infection has shifted millions of commuters around the world from shared modes of transport to non-shared modes including bicycles. Bicycle sales in Australia have been off the chart and the need for supporting infrastructure to make cycling safer and easier is more acute than ever.

It comes as no surprise that cities with a higher percentage of cyclists have made significant investments in bicycle infrastructure and amenities. Cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Seville and Vancouver enjoy some of the highest numbers of bicycle commuters, but it has not always been that way. Many of these cities experienced a decline in people cycling until their city governments dedicated transportation funding to create safe, connected and physically separated cycle routes designed for people of all ages and abilities.

The current pandemic has created a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for Australian local governments to fast track bicycle infrastructure projects that will bolster the economy by allowing residents to travel to shops, restaurants and offices in a safe and socially distanced manner. In addition to bicycle lanes, secure bike parking facilities at such destinations will only encourage more people to give bicycle commuting a fair go.

Here are some ways to increase bike parking:

Outdoor Bicycle Parking

The Need For Bike Parking Increases As Bicycle Use Skyrockets

Understanding bike parking design and function can help communities prioritise needs, functionality and optimal design considerations. Well designed shared spaces for both cyclists and pedestrians can even strengthen local communities. For example, installing bicycle parking spaces in front of stores can increase business visibility. Standard bicycle racks that comply with AS2890.3 are simple in design, cost effective, and encourage cyclists to utilise the bicycle parking areas provided.

Indoor Bike Rooms 

The Need For Bike Parking Increases As Bicycle Use Skyrockets

Dedicated indoor bike rooms provide a great option for high security, long term parking for cyclists. Ideal for residential and commercial buildings. Access to bike rooms should be controlled by keys, RFID cards or keypad.

End-of-Trip Facilities 

The Need For Bike Parking Increases As Bicycle Use Skyrockets

Similar to indoor bike rooms, EOT facilities provide secure, sheltered parking spaces that help prevent theft and protect bicycles from inclement weather. In addition to AS2890.3 compliant bike racks, EOT facilities include other amenities that encourage people to bike more often such as - bicycle repair and maintenance stands, bike wash stations, showers, change rooms and clothing lockers.

On-street Parking 

Several communities have begun implementing on-street solutions for bicycle parking where an under-utilised vehicle parking space is converted into several bicycle parking spaces. This solution works well in high-density areas with narrow sidewalks and moderate pedestrian traffic and can significantly improve the walkability and livability of the area.

Temporary Parking 

Often overlooked, event parking is an important element for bicycle friendly communities. By providing secure, temporary bike parking at an event, transit bottlenecks and crowded parking lots can be minimised while cyclists have peace of mind while enjoying the show.

For more information on how to plan user friendly bike parking facilities visit our website for product offerings and specifications.

Cora Bike Rack
Cora Bike Rack
Cora Bike Rack is a family owned business that has been devoted to improving Australia’s cycling infrastructure since 1997.  We are also cycling enthusiasts and believe that by designing better bicycle parking products, people will want to ride their bikes to more places, more often – and that’s a good thing for everyone!All of our products have been thoughtfully designed in Australia for ease of use, ease of installation and attractive aesthetics. Cora Bike Rack is currently the only Australian supplier to offer EcoSpecifier certified bicycle parking products.If you are an Architect or Builder, we understand the new DA and Green Star conditions that now require AS2890.3 compliant bicycle parking facilities. As a significant contributor to the new Standard, we provide expert advice to create bike room layouts using compliant products and spacings to ensure your clients are happy and your project a success.If you are a Local Council, Transport Authority, Building Manager, Owners Corporation, University or School, we can provide a flexible, well‐planned bike parking facility for your commuters, customers, employees, residents, and students.Cora Bike Rack supplies and delivers door to door across Australia, and our product guarantees and prices are the best in the industry.We look forward to learning more about your bicycle parking requirements and helping you choose the best solution available.  We also encourage you to become your own bike parking expert by reading our free White Paper and if you have any questions or comments, please contact us 


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