Just what is a bike cage? “With Duo-Gard’s custom collaboration, it can be everything a customer wants it to be,” says Sean McKnight, Bicycle Infrastructure Department Manager.
He says the pictured cage bike, located at a venue in lower Florida, integrates contemporary style with security and special customized environmental features that meet the needs of this region, including high wind loads and salt-corrosion resistance.
The structure shown, designed and engineered for this park ‘n’ ride, is 16’ x 12 with a reverse gable roof of translucent 6mm twinwall polycarbonate in an opal tint. The walls of perforated aluminum – more corrosion-resistant than steel – give the appearance of a mesh cage. Framing for roof and walls features a clear anodized finish.
Intended for long-term parking, this cage integrates keyed lock security. Duo-Gard also offers an electronic control security option. No lighting was integrated here, however, Duo-Gard also provides solar installations as a cost-effective alternative especially attractive for hard-to illuminate areas. Special polycarbonate lock guards prevent penetration through the cage’s roof and walls.
Parked horizontally, the bike cage accommodates 16 cycles. Additional free-standing bike racks are located outside.
“At Duo-Gard we’re also seeing increased interest in bike cages for applications in first mile/last mile connections in public transportation,” says McKnight. He cites the company’s ability to provide stamped drawings, as well as its 250-plus bike shelters, accessories and services, as attractive advantages for customers.