Credit: E-Bike Central
Our guidance for bike parking — that it should be convenient, easily accessible, and secure — goes double for e-bikes. Here’s why: E-bikes tend to be heavier (because of the battery), so wheeling them up to buildings and through doors, and navigating interior spaces, is potentially fraught. Things like kick plates to automatically open doors, wide hallways, no stairs/elevators or tight corners become more important when employees are pushing their e-bikes. Additionally, some e-bikes may in fact be electric cargo bikes, making them extra big and heavy.
Parking Electric & Cargo Bikes
Want more on how to prepare your office for bikes when employees return? Check out Workplace Re-Entry Bicycle Safety Guidelines for how to keep your cycling community safe in a post-pandemic world. Or if you’d like to learn more about designing a bike room, see Bike Parking For Employers & Developers: A Guide To End-of-trip Facilities.