Tuesday 9 October 2012 3.59pm
The way that Bikeaway have arranged the (very solid looking) padlocks on their units is done to make it difficult to get a grinder or cutter in there.
They look good (but I'm not a bike thief, so what do I know?)
Also, the bikeaway onces are constructed in a way that one can't see passing by if a bike is inside or what bike it may be. There is only a small gap under the door to the paving. Obviously as it's at street level many people can see you using them, but at least no-one will pass by and see what's stored within. They feel quite sturdy and strong - but then again, I'm also not a bike thief......
As far as I know - or at least on my estate- Bikeaway worked in conjunction with Southwark Council
. We got our lockers as part of a 'Cleaner Greener Safer' grant where LBS awarded some money to the estate for installation of these. For various reasons however it took a few years for them to be installed (pending landscaping works, planning application submissions etc. etc.)
Beverly, if you PM me I could forward you the email adress of the person I dealt with at LBS if you wanted to enquire if something like this would be possible where you live - However, if you can get one now near you I'd go for that first - you can always push for some nearer later.