To ensure that investment is value for money, close attention must be paid to user needs, and this should be reflected in good design and management.
This article in Get Britain Cycling 2012 by ACT Travelwise provides a good-practice overview (Get Britain Cycling 2012 ACT Travelwise ‘Cycle parking – Picking the right type’).
Guidance can be found from national and local cycling organisations, and local authorities. If you are intending to make a planning application, always consult directly with the relevant local authority to obtain their most recent policy requirements.
Cycle Parking – General
‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’, Local Transport Note 2/08, see Chapter 11 – https://www.gov.uk/government/…
Cycling England’s ‘Cycle Parking’ guidance note includes dimensioned drawings for the installation of the popular Sheffield Stand – http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/…
Design for Security, advice from Greater Manchester Police – http://designforsecurity.org/assets/downloads/Cycle_Parking.pdf
Transport Scotlands’s advice outlines the basis requirements and provides layout dimensions – http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/…
The Northern Ireland Planning Portal provides guidance that includes dimensions for Sheffield Stands, wall bars and cycle lockers – http://www.planningni.gov.uk/…/parking_standards_annexb.htm
Workplace Cycle Parking
CTC, the national cycling charity, have good-practice guidance focused on workplaces – http://www.ctc.org.uk/…/cycle-parking-good-practice
Harwell Bike Users Group have produced guidance useful for all campus-style business parks – http://www.harbug.org.uk/…/HarBUG-design-Guide.pdf
Schools & Colleges
Sustrans’ overview can help you get started – http://www.sustrans.org.uk/…/srs_cycle_parking_for_schools.pdf
For design and installation, see under ‘Workplace Cycle Parking’.
Authority-specific Guidance on Cycle Parking
You might need to follow local authority guidance for your area, such as a planning application or statutory travel plan. But even if this is not the case or it doesn’t apply to your area, the guidance might still prove useful.
Note: If you are intending to make a planning application, always consult directly with the relevant local to obtain their most recent policy requirements.
– Bedfordshire http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/…
– Hertfordshire http://www.hertsdirect.org/…/cycleparkguide.pdf