What is AS2890.3 (2015)?
Standards Australia published AS2890.3 (2015) in September 2015 to supersede AS2890.3 (1993). This standard provides a set of minimum requirements for the layout, design and security of bicycle parking facilities for architects, planners, builders, property managers and service providers. AS2890.3 (2015) represents a significant change to the 1993 version by introducing new concepts, spacing requirements and definitions. In addition, AS2890.3 (2015) includes clear requirements and criteria for selecting compliant bicycle parking products. As a significant contributor to the AS2890.3, Cora Bike Rack is considered an industry expert in this field. Standards Australia Certificate of Appreciation can be seen here.
3 Steps To Creating An AS2890.3 Compliant Bicycle Parking Facility
1. Determine The Number and Class of Bicycle Parking Spaces Required.
Local Government and Green Star rules will advise the Number and Class of parking spaces required for development approval and Green Star points.
AS2890.3 (2015) classifies bicycle parking facilities by the level of security provided.
2. Understand The Space Requirements.
By understanding the new Bicycle Spacing Envelope concept and exceptions, together with the space requirements for Access Aisles, you will be able to design a compliant bicycle parking facility and calculate the number of bicycles that can be parked in a given area
3. Understand Bicycle Parking Device & Locker Requirements.
Not all bike rack and locker designs comply with AS2890.3 requirements. By reading and understanding the new product design requirements for Bicycle Parking Devices, you will be able to specify compliant bicycle parking products or design your own!
Failure To Provide Compliant Bicycle Parking Facilities May Result In:
- Development approval delays.
- The requirement to provide additional space for bicycle parking.
- The requirement to replace non-compliant product designs.
- The loss of Green Star points.
- Monetary fines.
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