DESIGNS TO AVOID
Examples of common bike parking designs that do not meet all the basic requirements of good bike parking.
What is a ‘wheel-bender’?
A wheel-bender is a rack which supports the bike only by the wheel. A key issue is that the bicycle wheel held may be damaged since bicycles typically need support for the frame and both wheels in order to avoid harm.
When might a wheel-bender be suitable?
They may be suitable for some primary schools if affordability and space are particular issues for them. Although they don’t support small bikes particularly well, they do provide some support and order for primary students bicycles.