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How to Choose the Right Type of Cycle Shelter

With increasing petrol prices, an increased emphasis on environmental protection, increased car tax and a general reduction in living standards, it is unsurprising to learn that many people are turning to alternative modes of transports. In the next decade, we are likely, as a nation, to see a massive increase in the number of people using bicycles. You can see the trend already starting, each year, more and more cycle lanes are being created and the number of cyclists on the roads is ever increasing. These cyclists need catering for. In the far flung future, we can imagine a country working on the Boris Bike system, where people share bikes on a rental scheme. If you need a bike, you go to your closest Boris Bike pick up site and get one. In the meantime, people will use their own bikes, and these bikes need protection when people are in work/shopping/out and about, etc. Today, in this respect, many businesses/parks/etc. have cycle shelters. Here, people can park their bikes in a safe and secure setting, and rest assured that their bikes are safe as they go about their business. If you are part of an organisation that is considering purchasing a cycle shelter then there are a few things that you need to think about: Why is You Buying the Shelter?

Are you looking for a secure shelter for a busy setting, or a quite setting? On private ground? Or public ground?For day time use, night-time use, or both? These will all effect how safe the cycle shelter needs to be. Clearly, those shelters that are most susceptible to theft, etc. will need more security. There are a variety of security features available. Some shelters come with CCTV fittings, some have lighting, and others have lockable entries. These will all cost money, and may not always be necessary. For instance, if the shelter is located in a school it is unlikely that someone can come onto the premises and just steel a bike, schools tend to notice when strangers are on the premises. How Large Does the Shelter Need to Be?

When choosing the shelter you need to establish how many people will be using it on average roketa go kart parts
. You need to ensure that you provide enough spaces for everybody. The exact way in which you manage space will vary depending on the volume of cyclists you expect to use the shelter. Some shelters, for instance, will have special parking docks, but they will also provide columns for those times when there are more bikes than expected, so that although people may not be able to dock their bikes, they can still have them safe and secure. How Much Money Do You Have to Spend?

There are many different things to consider when buying a cycle shelter. Different shelters will cost different amounts of money and it is important to browse a good selection of shelters before making up your mind.

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