Did you know this was a bicycle parking rack?

The City of Cape Town has recently installed a few dozen bicycle parking racks (all the locations are on the new Cape Town Bicycle Map http://www.capetownbicyclemap.co.za). But very people seem to know that these silver, U-tube racks are for bike-locking – instead they’re used as leaning-posts or hand rails…

Visit http://www.capetownbicyclemap.co.za to get your print copy of our bicycle commuter information map – and please keep us posted with information we need to include next time around. Where else can we find good bicycle parking racks in Cape Town? Please let us know…


For details about bicycle lanes / cycle lanes, bicycle commuter routes and paths in Cape Town, as well as bicycle parking / cycle parking, visit http://www.capetownbicyclemap.co.za to get your copy.



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  1. Carol Metcalf Yes, it’s obvious to me that they are bicycle parking racks. Can’t people read signs? They are even decent parking racks that one can lock the bike frame to, unlike some bikes racks that are designed only to hold bike wheels. I hope that people start using them. (Okay – I plead guilty to not cycling.)

  2. Ray D. Chaplin Sportsmans Warehouse in Tokai use their bicycle racks to fasten their kayak display so that it doesn’t blow away!! When I asked why it wasn’t accessible to cyclists, they responded that bike racks are like disabled parking bays… required by law, but so seldom used they’re a waste of space!!!

  3. Ray D. Chaplin
    The ones at Sportsmans are the loopy loop ones – never know if the bike is supposed to in the U-shape parts or stand along the full length 🙂

    I recall something somewhere about malls & complexes being required to provide suitable safe lockin…g facilities… can’t remember where though

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