In designing bicycle parking and end-of-journey facilities there are two key requirements:
Convenience and user-friendliness
High level of security
It is also important to consider:
Positioning – Parking should be located close to or within a cyclist’s destination
Visibility – Be clearly visible for both access and security
Lighting – If the facility is being used after dark, the area should be well lit.
Safety – Located clear of pedestrian traffic and a safe distance from vehicular traffic.
Weather – On sealed well-drained pavement, preferably under cover.
Signage – Usage identification and location signs assist cyclists safely navigate to secure bicycle parking facilities on reaching their destination.
Change Facilities and Showers – Where possible, change facilities and showers should be provided, particularly at workplaces, to encourage cyclists to ride their bikes. Bicycle parking areas should also be attractively painted or landscaped and well lit.