Our proposal for Streets Without Cars includes generous bicycle parking to accommodate the estimated 2.6 bicycles currently stored inside each Drummond Street household. As previously touched upon, we have based our design on the successful Parkiteer bicycle parking model installed around 69 Melbourne metropolitan train stations. Our version shares the following Parkiteer qualities:
- Roofed to provide shelter from rain, wind and sun
- Walled with transparent open screens for increased street surveillance and safety
- Fitted with secure bike racks to enable locking of bikes
There are two characteristics of the Parkiteer model that we have changed, however these are dependent on the way you think you are most likely to use the storage facilities. We welcome your comments, and will happily alter our design to suit. The differing characteristics are:
- Our parking pavilions do not require paid membership. They can be accessed by anyone at any time
- They are also doorless, eliminating the need for swipe access membership cards
Essentially, our question is this: would you prefer an open bicycle parking facility that permits free entry and no membership, or a secured bicycle parking facility that requires swipe card access and an annual membership? In either scenario, the pavilions will have bike racks to which bicycles can be secured.
Streets Without Cars incorporates 96 secure bicycle parking spots, divided across three pavilions at either end of the site. These are accessed via a continuously paved section of the street that permits both north and south bound bicycle movement. Car movement is limited to northbound traffic only.