Following from BikeBunkers — which has started providing on-street lockers for residents without storage for standard bicycles — the Dublin City Council Beta team are looking to trial the same concept for cargo bicycles and other non-standard cycles such as bicycles for people with disabilities.
The Beta team is a section of the council that trials concepts such as artwork on utility cabinets. They are asking those who want to be involved in the trial for larger bicycles to please register by filling out their survey regarding BikeHangarBETA for non-standard cycles.
Meanwhile, people interested in using bicycle bunkers for standard bicycles can visit BikeBunkers.ie.
The Beta team said that they have one of the extra-large hangars available for installation to “enable some users to use it for a period of a few months in order to be able to give us give us some feedback” and that they want to “learn from owners of various types of non-standard cycle, and from both disabled and non-disabled cyclists.”
The Beta team said: “There are many non-standard cycles such as cargo bikes, tricycles, handcycles, recumbents, and their shapes vary widely. However, in general, they all tend to be either longer or wider (or both) than the common bicycle, and so will require a slightly different hangar and/or approach to how they’re positioned and locked internally.”
“We would like to learn more about the specific issues, opportunites and needs of this type of solution. These will include the size and visual impact, access requirements to the hangar or opening the hangar, and also specific locking requirements internally,” they said.