OUTDOOR BIKE, BOARD & SCOOTER STRUCTURES
Class 1 bicycle parking is considered long-term parking and requires shelter from most, if not all, elements. Long-term parking caters to residents, public transit users, employees or similar riders.
Short-term parking, or Class 2 bicycle parking, is intended for a couple of hours. Class 2 parking caters to riders visiting businesses, institutions, event centers, or other short-term trips.
CLASS ONE SOLUTIONS
WHAT CAN YOU STORE?
The all-encompassing solution to storing any micromobility device, The Silo can store bicycles, scooters, longboards and skateboards. Different variations of The Silo offer built in racks for bicycles, and other custom features allow for storing (and charging) of scooters.
WHICH RACKS TO USE?
The Silo can have built-in racks such as Offset Vertical Racks and Double Dockers or can house surface-mount racks of any variation. Varsities, Guardians, MBAs, and even inverted-U’s can be installed in a silo. For extra security, bike lockers and scooter cubes can also be installed inside The Silo.
The Silo can include an electrical-box, interior and exterior lighting, security cameras, and a key-card reader. The Silo is designed to accommodate solar panels, a battery bank to store power, and charging shelves with outlets for e-bikes and scooters. All of these features can easily be added to the structure and the system of adapter plates and discrete lock-on points is designed with that in mind.
FULLY ENCLOSED MICROMOBILITY HUBS
CLASS 2 SOLUTIONS
WHAT CAN YOU STORE?
Though shelters do provide weather protection, they are not classified as Class 1 bike parking as they are not fully enclosed. Bearing this in mind, shelters can cover any micromobility device you see fit for short periods of time such as bicycles and scooters.
WHAT RACKS TO USE?
Most commonly used racks under shelters are traditional surface-mount racks such as the Guardian or the Varsity Bike Dock. However, it has become more popular as the need for space has increased, to use more condensed options such as the Offset Vertical Bike Docks on stantions such as the Center Stage or Side Stage. The two-tier, lift-assist Double Docker also withstands weather elements and is able to be installed beneath a shelter.
Offering covered bike or scooter parking to customers and students is an appreciated practice that will go a long way for your school or business. Avoiding rusted bikes and wet seats, users will often frequent storefronts and parking areas that offer the covered parking for their bike or scooter.
NEED HELP DETERMINING WHAT YOUR PROJECT NEEDS? REACH OUT TO ONE OF OUR EXPERTS!
With 25 years of experience and leading the industry in innovation, Ground Control Systems has an in-house team of engineers and experts ready to offer their guidance and expertise on your upcoming project.
William Ryder, Design Engineer & Silo Expert
As one of Ground Control System’s lead engineers, Mr. Ryder managed the year-long project of designing a high-security, electronically monitored, class 1 structure to store bikes on college campuses, workplaces, and in housing developments called the Silo. Ryder is our in-house expert for the modular system. He can answer any of your technical questions, concerns or provide all information on Ground Control System’s newest product, the Bike Silo.
Michael Claudio, Senior Project Manager & Shelter Expert
Our in-house shelter expert, Michael Claudio has visited hundreds of college campuses, specializing in weather-challenged territories requiring covered bike parking. The science and logistics that need to be considered when installing bicycle shelters is far beyond basic parking, and Mr. Claudio has the know-how and experience to be your expert on any project, no matter the conditions or demographic.