Avoiding clashing points when installing a bicycle parking facility is an important but often overlooked factor. A clashing point is where a part of a bicycle, usually the handlebars clashes with an object, or another bicycle.
Clashing points are caused when bicycles are parked too close together, or too close to an obstruction such as a pillar or services running along a ceiling.
These can be avoided by properly considering the size of bicycles that will be stored in the unit. See our previous posts on bicycle height and rack spacing for further detail on this. Clashing points are most common on Sheffield hoops positioned too close together. The best systems for avoiding clashing points feature dedicated parking spaces, such as a properly designed two-tier rack or our Cobra cycle rack.
If you have any further questions or concerns when planning a bicycle store, do not hesitate to contact us.