The ingenious FalcoPod Bike Hangar for adaptive bikes has been used as a key reference point in the new Sustrans Guide ‘Cycling for Everyone’, co-authored by Sustrans and Arup, the guide is a comprehensive document designed to support people in local government and the transport sector to make cycling a more inclusive activity for everybody.
The guide covers a number of themes including creating infrastructure which suits non-standard bikes - adaptive, cargo, recumbent, tandem, tricycle, oversized, upright - all these have one thing in common, non-of them follow any standard bicycle silhouette.
To combat the requirement for secure cycle parking - for a product growing in such popularity, Falco has adapted the secure FalcoPod Bike Hangar in order to accommodate all non-standard bikes.
The standard Bike Hangar design was used to provide accommodation for non-standard bikes, the ‘naked’ Bike Hangar with independent locking points was ideal for non-standard shaped bikes. The focus here was twofold; the additional space not only provides for a ‘one size fits all’ capacity which accommodates virtually all non-standard bike profiles e.g. with an upright seating position or a wide tandem, but also the addition of flexible locking bars on the hangar frame makes the FalcoPod much more compliant in terms of accommodating the diverse locking requirements of the adaptive family of bikes.
A second segment of development for the FalcoPod bike hangar was the growth in e-bike sales and here the FalcoPod borrows from other Falco products by providing either e-bike charging points and/or a secure battery charging store where the potentially unstable Lithium batteries can be deposited in a secure, fire-proof, charging locker. Already available on our FalcoCrea-Plus lockers, the addition of bike charging points is a natural response to this e-bike demand and is easily accomplished with the FalcoPod bike hangar.
A copy of Sustran’s ‘Cycling for Everyone’ guide can be viewed by clicking here.
For more information about the FalcoPod Bike Hangar for Adaptive Bike, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.