“Ottawa City” the capital of Canada, has now something highly visible in its CBD, Securabike “Cadillac Rack Corral Bike Parking”. These brightly coloured Bike Parking Structures were manufactured by Leda Security Products Ningbo and installed by our Canadian reseller, “Beyond the Garage Door”.
The pilot project was launched to determine bike parking usage as part of a city and community-wide push to encourage cycling in Ottowa. “We’re proud of our achievements in securing the contract to supply these Securabike Corrals to our clients in Ottowa – thanks to Leda who have been supporting us all the way” indicated Steve Buccioni from Beyond the Garage Door.
The Cadillac Rack style bike corrals have drawn widespread interest and attention, including being featured on prime time news on Canadian media channels. “Our product designs are eye-catching and offered a persuasive value proposition to our Canadian clients – the publicity it’s attracted has been more that what we had envisaged!” according to James Rossi, Leda’s Production Manager.”
Unsurprisingly, support for bike parking in the area continues to grow. These Leda-manufactured Corrals occupy only a single car space but allow up to 12 bicycles to be parked in the same area. Deployment of bike corals in other cities has subsequently created other opportunities for small businesses in the immediate area, resulting in higher number of customers and increased sales turnover for local retailers.
A recent development hot on the back of the “Ottowa Corrals” is the development of a new corral for the City of Toronto, also designed and manufactured by Leda Ningbo. This new bespoke design features space to accommodate up to 14 bikes on a single car parking space, security rails, prominent bike parking livery and reflective signage.
The corral also features a stackable / flat pack design which will allow the complete unit to be demountable, transportable and scaleable – if there was a need to expand or move the system. Leda will continue in assisting city planners and engineers to attract growing numbers of casual cyclists to designated locations by retrofitting our Securabike bike corall systems.