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Building standards technical handbook 2019: non-domestic

The building standards technical handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. This handbook applies to a building warrant submitted on or after 1 October 2019 and to building work which does not require a warrant commenced from that date.

Building standards technical handbook 2019: non-domestic
7. Sustainability

Annex 7.D Example cycle and scooter parking

A bicycle stand must be capable of allowing the frame of the bicycle to be locked to the rack.  

Suggested dimensions:

  • All bicycle stands should be permanently fixed to a hard surface  or a permanent vertical surface

  • Each single stand should have the capacity to allow two bicycles to be locked by the bicycle to the stand

  • A minimum distance between stands of 900mm

  • A minimum distance  of 500mm between stands and any perimeter line/fence 

  • A minimum distance  of 500mm to be available at the front and rear of the stand

  • A minimum length of stand to be 700mm

  • Height above ground level 750mm

  • Wall mounted cycle fixing rings and bars should be fitted between 700-800mm high.

Figure 7.6. Example of cycle and scooter parking

Example of cycle and scooter parking