As the newest members of Bicycle South’s Bike Friendly Business Programme, The Point shopping centre is leading the way in the retail sector when it comes to being bike friendly. Located in the bike-able Sea Point suburb, and already avid supporters of sports cycling, going bike friendly was the next logical step – not only would they attract new bicycling customers, but they would also be able to support tenants and employees who cycle to work.
With a growing demand from customers and tenants for secure bike parking, The Point needed a practical solution that would work in an area with limited floor space. The compact, wall-mounted system by LEA Bike racks was a perfect fit. Made right here in Cape Town, these elegant and robust racks can be used indoors or outdoors and are available in a variety of colors. For The Point installation, the bike racks were fixed to custom-made paneling and positioned at the main entrance to the shopping centre on Regent Road – the most convenient and secure location for visiting cyclists. In addition, more bike racks are to be installed at the entrance on Cassell Road, with bike parking for centre tenants located within the basement parking. The bike racks come with attached security cables, which means that cyclists just need to bring their own locks to secure their bikes (a standard padlock or U-Lock can be used). Secure bike parking will translate into more people choosing to ditch their cars and pedal down to meet friends for coffee or grab some groceries.
It is the commitment of forward thinking businesses like The Point that is helping transform the urban environment. By growing bicycle friendly business corridors, we are encouraging more people to bike local and shop local, which in turn creates vibrant, safe neighbourhoods where local business thrive.
Find out more about going bike friendly and get certified by joining Bicycle South’s Bike Friendly Business Programme. Members are entitled to 10%-20% discount on bike racks through our selected suppliers.
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