LED lighting specialist Schréder has come to market with a new take on cycle parking, building in smart features to deter theft.
The Shuffle, as the unit is dubbed, comes with three key features; crime-reducing CCTV cameras; an LED light ring to indicate available spaces from a distance; and secure cycle docking stations — all in a single energy-saving LED lighting column.
Additionally, the Shuffle Cycle comes with an in-built PA system, Wi-Fi connectivity and electric charging ports, enabling users to keep lights and devices charged.
The project is the result of a collaboration with H-B Designs and one that is seeking to quickly win favour with local authorities with a bike theft problem. In a survey of London cyclists, some 75% said they are currently concerned by having inadequately secure spaces to lock bikes.
Embedded with H-B Designs’ patented ‘Softdock’ technology, bikes are protected from damage with a protective rubber sleeve and the parking system can be tailored to fit any available space using single or double-sided docking. Its retracting locking handle system secures bikes fully with only one lock, resulting in safe, organised parking.
Adam Rice, marketing manager at Schréder UK comments: “Local authorities have long been challenged to provide a greater sense of security to the growing cycling community. By working in partnership with H-B Designs, the Shuffle Cycle combines the most advanced LED lighting technology with a unique, space-efficient parking solution to provide a safe outdoor space for cyclists to use.
“The Shuffle Cycle pushes the boundaries of lighting design and offers urban planners a smart, cost-effective solution to significantly improve local cycling infrastructure and the surrounding lighting network.”
Enquiries about the Shuffle can be directed here.