Bicycle detection systems provide data on the usage of cycle parking facilities. Sensors in each parking space feed data to the central system, which can then be broadcast onto information screens throughout the facility, directing cyclists to available spaces.
As well as improving user experience, data from detection systems assists with the operation of a facility. Abandoned bikes can be easily identified, along with peak times and popular areas of the parking area.
Electronic detection is a proven solution to bike parking management in the Netherlands, and as cycle parking facilities continue to increase in size and scale across the UK, they are a factor that should be considered to streamline to long term management of hundreds or thousands of bicycles.