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Cycle parking at workplaces

Safe and secure cycle parking gives cyclists peace of mind that their bike is protected. Lack of secure cycle parking is an issue which can prevent people from choosing to travel by bike.

Types of cycle parking

There are many types of cycle parking suited for different situations. Consider the below when choosing your cycle parking.

Sheffield Stands
  • The preferred and simplest form of cycle parking
  • ‘M’ shaped design has increased security compared to a plain hoop
  • more points available to lock the frame and wheels with a single lock
  • more options for securing smaller wheeled bicycles.
Covered or uncovered

Covered cycle parking

  • provides protection from bad weather
  • suitable for areas when people will be parking their cycle for longer periods, such as staff parking or at transport hubs.

Uncovered cycle parking

  • suitable for shorter stops such as customer or visitor parking.
Parking for adapted cycles, cargo bike and trike

Your cycle parking should accommodate to all types of cycles. When placing cycle parking, consider that these bikes require more space to manoeuvre. A Sheffield Stand can be used but half height bars or ground anchors are often preferable as they provide designated parking for non-standard bikes.


  • Locate your cycle parking in a convenient areas, such as building entrances
  • Consider an area close to good natural surveillance and CCTV. This helps ensure security for the bikes
  • Spacing is key to ensuring there is enough gap between each rack for the types of bikes that are using them
  • Bike parking should not block pavements or hang over kerbs. This risks bikes getting damaged by passing vehicles or people.

View the full Cycle Design Guidance in PDF

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