What you should know when buying a bicycle storage!
Still completely caught up in the rush of the bike tour, you get off your bike pleasantly exhausted. And now? Where is the bike most safely stored? Do you lock your bike outside or do you prefer to carry it into the apartment? While one variant is only safe to a limited extent, the other requires strength and an increased space requirement in the living space. Apart from the dirt that you drag into the apartment…
In order to store your beloved bike outside theft-proof, you should definitely put it on a post, a fixed hook or, best of all, a bicycle hanger connect. The so-called leaning brackets of heute-wohnen.de can either be fixed in the ground with bolts or even concreted in. However, with this parking option, your bike is of course exposed to the weather.
A good alternative is a bicycle Storage in the form of Bicycle garageshow to use them at heute-wohnen.de can buy. However, there are also other aspects that you should know if you want to keep your bike safe and uncomplicated. In this article you will find out which advantages a bicycle box offers and in which parts of Germany they are even mandatory.
The safe bicycle storage
Nowadays, bicycles are by no means just a vehicle with which the Leisure can be designed to be sporty and active. In many cases, the bike also provides a a good alternative to the car or to public transport. However, considering that around 260,000 bicycles are stolen every year in Germany, the question is “Where do I park the bike safely?“ authorized.
Of course, if you have a garage for your car, you can also store your bike there. But there is also another option: a bicycle storage can be in the form of a a special garage or box can be placed in front of the house or in the garden. This should be lockable and robust enough to withstand even in adverse weather conditions such as a storm.
Classic bicycle storage in the form of Bicycle garages or -boxes are there from:
- Plastic or
in different sizes.
In addition to the many advantages such as the advantage of safe bicycle storage, you should always think about the care of such a shelter when buying it. So is the Maintenance costs significantly less for a model made of plastic or metal than for a variant made of wood. Here you have to apply an impregnating solution again and again at certain intervals to make the box more durable.
The advantages of bicycle storage
Of course, the safe storage of bicycles is not only about the security aspect with regard to theft protection. When using such storage, you also benefit from:
- a sure and weatherproof Shelter
- one lockable Retention
- an easy-to-use way to park the bike safely
- a stable shelter with additional storage space for tools, depending on the version
- one easy installation
In addition, it is always a better option, especially in bad weather, if you can park your bike outside the apartment after the tour. In addition to the required space, it is above all the dirt in the living area that sometimes makes bicycle storage in your own four walls problematic or impossible.
Note ► Either of Bicycle garage or -box requires a building permit in some federal states. Here it is advisable to ask the responsible municipal or city administration about the conditions.
Legal requirements and regulations for bicycle garages
Basically, any necessary building permits for a bicycle garage depend on:
- how big is the garage
- what are the special features of the Bicycle Box gaps
- how far it should be placed from the neighboring property
In these points, the requirements of the individual federal states differ in the establishment of a Bicycle garage.
It is also important that you clarify in advance whether there is a development plan for the place where you would like to set up your bicycle garage. If there is such a one, then in any case it needs a permit from the authority for the installation of the special garage.
Your own property for example, usually excluded from a development plan. Thus, the bicycle storage in the garden would be procedure-free, which means that you do not have to submit a building application or wait for a building permit. However, you still have to adhere to local regulations, such as the minimum distance to the neighboring property.
Note ► Would you like your Bicycle garage to set up on a property that does not belong to you, on the one hand, it always requires the permission of the owner. On the other hand, as a rule, the respective state building regulations always apply here, which you can consult with the authority responsible for you.
These regulations on bicycle parking spaces apply
In addition to the set-up variants, however, so-called bicycle parking spaces are available, which are often also equipped with a canopy, so that your bike can be stored dry. For this there are Parking regulationshowever, these may differ in the individual federal states.
While it is usually relatively easy to set up a required bicycle storage in single-family houses, the situation is usually somewhat different in multi-family houses, since the interests of all tenants as well as traffic law aspects play a role here.
For example, §37 of the Landesbauordnung in Baden-Württemberg states that bicycle parking spaces must be made available everywhere where there is expected to be access and departure traffic by bike. According to the parking regulations, necessary parking spaces in Baden-Württemberg must either:
- directly on the property
- at a reasonable distance on a neighboring plot
- or on a communal plot
be erected. Of course, if the parking space for bicycles is to be set up on another property, it always requires the consent of the property owner.
In addition, the Parking Space Ordinance for the State of Baden-Württemberg states that parking spaces for bicycles:
- are easily accessible
- are easily accessible from the rest of the traffic area
- an effective theft protection is possible
- must be designed to be weatherproof
- the expected demand in terms of size is taken into account
Note ► The size of a bicycle parking space in residential complexes usually depends on the size of the facility and the expected circle of people who could use such a parking space for their bike.
Bicycle garages: More safety and visual highlights!
Being able to store your beloved bike safely and protected from the weather at all times is a claim that every bike owner has nowadays. There are many possibilities for this. However, as a rule, apply Bicycle garages or appropriate parking spaces with a canopy and the possibility of securely protecting the parked bike against theft as the best alternatives.
While the necessary parking spaces in residential areas with multi-party houses are the responsibility of the landlords, owners of private homes usually prefer a bicycle garage or box that can be set up as easily and simply as a Garden houses and also makes something visually.
When buying a suitable bicycle storage, pay attention to the material on the one hand and the size on the other. It depends on how many wheels you want to store and in which design such a garage can best be integrated into the design of your outdoor area.
At heute-wohnen.de find a large selection of suitable Bicycle storage for every taste. Let yourself be inspired by our large assortment and order your new bicycle box conveniently at home.