The University of Glasgow Takes Delivery of Nine Smartphone App-enabled FalcoPod Bike Hangars
These are the latest nine smart FalcoPod Bike Hangars, installed this week, for The University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill Campus - creating a new network of secure cycle parking infrastructure across the Universities West End campus.
Commisioned for staff and student use, the nine new bike hangars provide the University with up to 54 secure cycle parking spaces, all within a sheltered, smartphone accessed, secure lockable unit.
The design of each bike hangar includes the Universities own logo, instructional signage, a QR code for easy registration and powder coating in an attractive ‘Fir Green’ RAL colour for additional durability.
Installed across the campus at locations including the Bower Building, Graham Kerr Building and Cardiovascular Research Centre, each bike hangar takes up no more room than a single car parking space and is capable of accommodating all types of cycles - from road and mountain bikes to bikes with a child seat on the back or storage basket on the front.
Each state-of-the-art bike hangar provides University cyclists with quick and easy accessibility via the users smartphone. The user simply downloads the app, registers for a space, is granted accessibility via the back office and then can access their chosen hangar within seconds. For users without a smartphone, a physical key can be supplied instead.
The FalcoPod bike hangar, as shown here at The University of Glasgow, is a robust on-street cycle parking solution designed to meet the needs of cyclists who don’t have access to private cycle parking facilities. The improved innovative shape means that users no longer have to remove some baskets or child seats when storing their bike!
Falco design is both evolutionary and innovative by nature and the new FalcoPod is no exception. This is the third generation of ‘bike hangar’ type product building on the pedigree of the original street locker the ‘Midi Bike Box’ with some great new features over existing products as follows:
Size - fits in half a car parking space and houses 6 bikes, with covered weather protection.
Family inclusive – with an ergonomically improved design, the additional space/height (55% more) means there is no need to remove child seats or baskets from the back or front of bikes.
Bike security - the six place FalcoSound bike rack has three locking points including the ability to use a ‘D’ lock through the rear wheel and frame.
Easy access - single door with integral lock and gas strut for assisted lifting.
For more information about the FalcoPod Bike Hangar, the FalcoPod Bike Hangar service or your cycle parking scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.