Coin Operated Bicycle Lockers

Richard Mathews -

The Australian Catholic University recently installed a number of bicycle lockers.  The main thing about these lockers from Securabike is that the key is coin operated.  Users of the bike locker will insert their bicycle before entering a gold coin into the slot.  This then allows the cyclist to remove a key to the locker.  Once the key is removed the door can be locked and the cyclist can then leave their bicycle knowing that it is secure.

On return to the locker to retrieve one's bicycle, the first order of business is to insert the key which is then captured back in the door.  The gold coin is also returned to the cyclist and they are able to retrieve their bicycle.  In effect the coin and key are interlinked so that you cannot retrieve your coin unless you have inserted the key again. 

This method of operation is a great way to cater for casual bicycle parking.  Additionally, regular commuters can use the system without issue so it has a broader user base than traditional bicycle locker systems where a key may be issued to one particular cyclist.  It has the advantage of potentially having greater usage per locker as a percentage of time which for many busy cycling sites like universities, is an advantage.  Additional electronic systems linked to pay systems are also an option and available at
Written by Richard Matthews

  • Bovis
  • Bunnings
  • Canberra University
  • City of Sydney
  • Colliers
  • Deakin University
  • John Holland
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Leda Security
  • Macquarie University
  • Masters
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Nestle
  • Qantas
  • Transport NSW
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sunshine Coast
  • Westpac

Solutions for all your bike parking needs.

No matter what your type of cycling, Securabike aims to provide practical and easy to use bike parking equipment for your arrival at any location. While commercial bicycle parking solutions are a specialty, Securabike also offer domestic racks for your home or garage, temporary racks for sales or hire and even scooter racks for schools. Commercial bicycle parking products include bike racks, bike rails, bicycle cages, bicycle lockers, bicycle shelters, end of journey facilities and accessories such as bicycle repair stations, bicycle signage and clothes lockers.

For over 18 years Securabike has provided cyclists and clients catering for cyclists such as property managers, the largest range of bike parking options available. Cycling has exploded in use in Australia and not all purchasers of bike parking equipment for commercial projects are regular cyclists. Here at Securabike we have tried to make life easy for specifiers such as architects and construction companies often responsible for installing such equipment in projects. Property managers are also regular customers that need to manage and maintain bicycle parking. To this end, our Securabike website and Bicycle Parking Handbook (comprehensive 121 page guide) explains to the A to Z of bike parking requirements including:

  • Security options for cyclists
  • Spacing of parking equipment and bicycles
  • Aisle widths for transit of bikes and pedestrians
  • Vertical bike or horizontal bike storage options
  • Individual or shared cycle parking equipment
  • Double story bicycle racks to maximise space
  • Scooter and skateboard storage (new)

Design is our strength and we can assist bicycle parking projects on layout and spacing options from one to bike to hundreds. This is provided for commercial projects where space is a premium and bicycle parking demand is strong. Securabike often see bike parking facilities over subscribed and the challenge arises on how to fit in as many bicycles as possible, while still providing functional access and usable bike parking equipment. Contact our offices for further assistance on your project and product drawings are also downloadable for specifiers doing their own layouts.

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