Bike lockers at the University of British Columbia campus in Kelowna
We've all seen poor students cart around their bike saddles and wheels out of fear they might get stolen. After all, there's only so much of your bike that you can chain to a standard bike rack.
What students and other community members alike are beginning to appreciate, however, are public bike lockers—which are as useful and pleasing to the eye as they are eco-friendly. Made from 163 lbs of recyclable plastic, the secure and user-friendly R-8285 Bike Locker from Reliance Foundry allows cyclists to park at their destination with the knowledge that, while they get on with their day, their bike will be safe from theft, vandalism and weathering.
Used anywhere there is a call to store bikes and biking paraphernalia such as packs, tools and helmets, the R-8285 Bike Locker should become an essential part of daily life, supporting both commuters and the environment.
The R-8285 Bike Locker makes bike parking more convenient and secure—and offers peace of mind to users. Riders don't need to use a lamppost or rack to hastily secure a bike, only to later find it sprawled on the pavement and missing its wheels.
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There are other wildly inventive ways to store bikes, such as the bike trees of Japan or the futuristic velo-assistance lift design, but the simplicity and effectiveness of a bike locker make it easily the most efficient option.
Bike lockers are becoming an established part of the everyday streets around us. They can be found at many public facilities, businesses, university and college campuses, train and bus stations, hotels, recreation centers and shopping malls. That being said, bike lockers are not limited to these spaces and will easily fit a variety of public spaces—basically, wherever cyclists can be found.
There are a range of bike lockers out there. Some come in plain fiberglass, others resemble metal cages or boxes. Both steel and fiberglass, however, have a high ecological cost. With a growing need for a cost-effective, eco-friendly bike locker, the R-8285 fills the niche.
The ingenious thing about the R-8285 Bike Locker is that it has been designed to take into consideration not only the cyclist, but also the installer and its destined location.
Bike lockers are a convenient and safe way to store your bike
The well-thought-out proportions of the R-8285 show that it is far more than just an oversized strongbox—a fact that sets this locker apart from the competition. Its look has been considered as much for its form as its function.
The R-8285 can sit well in a wide variety of architectural schemes, and its triangular, tapered, corrugated shape allows for units to be slotted neatly together in an alternating, straight-line pattern that allows access from two sides. It can also be arranged in a semi or complete circle.
The R-8285 Bike Locker will not chip or crack under normal stresses and will retain its charcoal black color for a minimum of 20 years. It is very easy to clean—use just warm, soapy water. It is also easy to install. Each locker can be flush-mounted and secured internally with six concrete anchors and six corresponding lug bolts. The doors are fastened with a lever that can be secured with a single standard padlock.
As the cycling community grows we hope to see the number of bike lockers grow as well. It's an eco-friendly solution that continues to offer the cycling community peace of mind!