Sydney (September 16, 2013) Cycling is a healthy and sustainable way of getting around. Not only does it keep you fit, it can save you time and money. More and more Australians are opting for their bikes as a mode of transport resulting in a growing need for safe and secure bike parking facilities.
When Vaughan Constructions, one of Australia’s top 400 private companies, required cyclist parking facilities for the new 5 Green Star Ricoh Australian Industrial development they could not find suitable racks. With space limitations and the necessity for the racks to comply with the Australian Standard AS2890.3 a better solution was required. They needed racks that could do the job well without handlebar clash and a high risk of damaging the bicycles spokes which is a common problem in compact bike rack designs.
With an impressive range of high profile clients including Arnott’s, Bunnings Warehouse, NAB, Goodman, McCain, Gillette, Aldi, Coca-Cola, Fujitsu, BOC and Chrysler to name a few, Vaughan Constructions called on innovative designers Arrow Alpha to custom design and manufacture aesthetically pleasing compact bike rails that could support a bike with low to no risk of handle bar clash and damage to the wheel spokes.
All the while, the new design had to conform to AS2890.3 so that both wheels and the bikes frame could be securely locked.
The end result was a new, innovative and aesthetically pleasing space saving design that met everybody’s needs, the builder, the architect, the tenant, the building owner and most importantly the growing number of bike users who are demanding safe and secure bike parking facilities.
The job was installed on time and came in under budget, another win for all involved and according to Cameron Jackson, General Manager at Vaughan Constructions; they now have an excellent solution for future projects.
The unique Compact Bicycle Parking Rack has raised the bar and set a new standard for build quality and innovative design. It has received its own unique registered design certification from I P Australia and is certainly going to be the ideal solution for all projects that have space limitations.
Congratulations to all involved on the completion of an innovative and sustainable bike parking project.Arrow Alpha Contact Details
Established in 1990, the Arrow Alpha team are thinkers, designers, problem solvers and inventors, always on the lookout for opportunities to create and manufacture innovative products for a sustainable tomorrow. Arrow Alpha’s product designs and manufacturing process reflect our passion for the environment. Every step in the manufacturing process is as clean, green and sustainable as possible keeping our environmental impact to an absolute minimum. By focusing on improving the eco-efficiency of manufacturing systems to reduce energy, water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions production costs are also reduced, resulting in a WIN-WIN solution for our clients and the ENVIRONMENT.
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