Why Is Bike Parking Important?
Enhancing and promoting sustainable transportation is a pillar of the City of Orlando’s Green Works Initiative. Providing bicycle parking encourages people to use their bicycles as transportation. People are more likely to use a bike if they are provided convenient and secure parking at their destination.
How to Lock Up Your Bicycle
- Choose a location – Find a bicycle rack securely anchored to the ground. Be sure the rack can support your bicycle upright in two places. Choose a location that is highly visible and well lit.
- Lock your bicycle – Lean your bicycle against the rack so that the bicycle will not tip over. Take the U-Lock and form a closed loop around the bike rack, bike frame, and front wheel. If you have a second lock, wrap it around the bike rack, bike frame, and rear wheel.
- Double Check – Before leaving your bicycle, double check that both locks have been secured. Don’t leave any removable items on your bicycle.
- Always lock your bicycle, even when you are home.
- Replace detachable items such as lights, bells, or bags with ones that bolt onto the bicycle for additional security.
- Beware of locking your bicycle to temporary structures not anchored to the ground.
- Use a modern, high-quality U-Lock with a flat or disc key.
- Lock your bicycle close by and in view.
- If possible, lock your bicycle inside the building.
- Consider registering your bike with the National Bike Registry.