29 May 2006

Bike Parking for all Tenants

Part of living the green lifestyle is using public transport or cycling. In Rull Street N°3 quite a few tenants seem to enjoy going for a ride; the only problem: no lift, not very safe in the streets and not enough space for all the bikes in the entrance hall. So we are looking into indoor bike parking solutions and look what we have found last weekend! SLIM by Modular, a vertical bike parking that saves you space.
Last friday the first Slim parking got inaugurated at Terra Foundation’s headquarters in Barcelona (c/Avinyó 44 if you want to have a look).

Slim is a slanting steel rail which holds the parked bike in place without having to use your hands. It’s fixed to the wall and floor and comes with an optional security cable to lock the wheels and saddle to the structure. All you need is your own lock to secure your bike to Slim. Its design allows you to attach the wheels as well as the bike with only one lock as this pushes the wheels into the rail and makes it almost impossible to detach them. We tried it out and it might take a little practice to hold your bike up but the slope makes it fairly easy to fit any kind of bike without applying too much force. Great for small spaces like entrance halls and easy to put up.

Other parking solutions available from Modular are Indoor (foldable vertical support) and Trident (horizontal security support for 1-2 bikes) to attach to the wall and a wide range to attach to the floor.

Apart from designing and manufacturing bike parking solutions, Modular have made it their responsibility to be eco-friendly. All materials and packaging used are made sure to be recyclable. Paper packaging and instruction manuals are made from recycled paper and tell you how to recycle or re-use them again. All products are designed so that the energy consumption and cost of recycling stays as low as possible. Modular developed a service system to take your old product back if you decide to replace it with a different design in order to recycle it. Well, it seems they have just what we are looking for…

1 comment:

Ramesh said...

Can I get more information about such bike parking options? I would look to buy a bulk quantity. Write to me at email@ecomovesolutions.com.