More people are cycling in Australia than ever before. They may be riding to work, using it to get around, for exercise, or for leisure. Whatever the reason, there are more bicycle riders on our roads, as well as a boom of electric scooter riders. This has led to an increase in popularity of bicycle parking facilities, particularly in our city centres, along with a growing demand for places to park bicycles safely and securely in public areas.
Commercial businesses can also respond to this growing demand by providing ample bike storage racks to customers and visitors. Not only does this ensure a safer communal area for cyclists and pedestrians, but it also creates more space for customers to visit you.
Here’s some of the greatest benefits to commercial businesses.
The saying goes that if you build it, they will come. The same could be said for bicycle facilities. If you have ample parking options for cyclists, they will be more likely to visit your business. If bicycle riders arrive and can’t find anywhere safe and secure to park, they are more likely to continue on or only drop in for a short time. By providing somewhere for them to park, you will attract more customers and visitors, and potentially boost revenue at the same time.
Supporting sustainability and being an environmentally-friendly business is important for brand image. It shows visitors, customers, stakeholders, and employees that the business is doing their bit to reduce their carbon footprint and be sustainable. It can also go towards the business receiving a Green Star rating. The Green Star rating system is an internationally recognised rating of sustainability, largely for Australian construction operations, buildings and communities.
Businesses can improve their rating in a number of ways, one of them is by minimising the consumption of resources and facilitating alternative transport options for staff and residents. Installing bike parking racks in your commercial business will automatically and easily contribute to this rating system.
By allowing cyclists to ride and park their bikes at your business, you are freeing up parking spaces for more customers to visit you. Installing commercial bike storage racks is a cheap and easy way to increase the car parking capacity and also increase the facilities for cyclists.
Customers and visitors will likely leave your business if there isn’t sufficient parking. To avoid this, plan to have more parking spaces than you think, and ensure that all types of vehicles, from cars to bikes, are provided for. This will make sure you’re not missing out on business and different customer bases.
If your business is short on space or is trying to make the most of the space you have, commercial bike storage racks create a space-efficient solution for bike parking. Without the appropriate infrastructure in place, cyclists may park their bikes all over the place. This includes against railings, benches, fences, or even trees and plants. This can reduce the space for other bikes to park, as well as block pedestrian walkways and communal areas, not to mention potentially damage your property.
Create a streamlined and safer parking option by installing ample bicycle racks. The beauty of racks is that they can be surface mounted or wall mounted, giving you plenty of options for optimising your unique space.
Creating the facilities for employees to cycle to work and park their bicycles safely and securely will encourage a healthy and active business culture. Cycling is an incredibly beneficial form of exercise, and companies that offer the opportunity to cycle to work will appeal to prospective employees.
When employees are happy and healthy, they generally take fewer sick days and are more productive. Not only are commercial bike storage racks great for employees, they’re great for business too.
We offer a range of bike racks, with either surface, in ground, and wall mounts to suit any commercial project.
Our wall-mounted bike racks are manufactured from heavy duty, hot dipped galvanised steel for rust prevention. They are perfect for indoor or outdoor use, such as commercial businesses and retail shops, shopping centre car parks, libraries, and any public and private areas for bike parking.
Our surface mounted racks are hooped shaped and come in either galvanised steel or stainless steel finishes. They are built to last, designed for Australian conditions and weatherproof for use outdoors or indoors.
Our in ground stainless steel bike racks offer a super secure installation and are perfect for indoor and outdoor use. They are designed to suit Australian conditions and used in any kind of commercial project.
If you’re looking to buy bike racks for your next project, get in touch with our friendly team for help and advice.
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