Bicycle parking generally falls into three broad categories:
Short Term – eg Visitors to shopping centres and recreational facilities -Mid/Long Term – Day parking for employees and students, eg universities and tafe colleges.
Long Term – All day parking at public transport locations eg railway stations and bus interchanges. It then becomes important to look at the security requirements for these categories. AS2890.3 classifies the three various security levels for bicycle parking. Class 1 – Low Level Security – Short Term Parking Bicycles can be secured to bicycle rails or racks in open spaces Class 2 – Medium Security – Med/Long Term Parking Bicycles can be secured to bicycle rails or racks within a lockable cage or compound with limited access. Class 3 – High Security – Long Term Day Parking Bicycles are locked within an enclosed individual locker, so that the bicycle is hidden from view.