BIKE STORAGE FACILITY IN GDAŃSK
ARKOŃSKA BUSINESS PARK

A bike parking facility in Tricity atmosphere, for 77 bikes.

“A GIRL WITH HER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS”

In spring 2017 we commissioned the bike parking facility at the Arkońska Business Park complex in Gdańsk. Arkońska was designed by the renowned APA Wojciechowski architectural design studio in 2009 and it is one of the first office parks that were built in Gdańsk.

During the time when this office building was being built, there was not much talk about the need to create bike parking facilities and therefore the only solution for people commuting by bike was to park them in the stands located in front of the building entrance. With passage of years, the stands in front of the building became more and more crowded and even during wintertime there was a dearth of space for bicycles around it. Similarly to the Sienna Center building in Warsaw, the real estate manager, Cushman & Wakefield company, recommended our products to its owner as friendly to users and ensuring security of their bikes.

THE NUMBER OF CYCLISTS IN TRICITY IS GROWING

The additional trigger for the real estate manager was definitely the actions of the authorities of Gdańsk, who had been planning to introduce a paid parking zone at Arkońska street and in its immediate vicinity (in the end, such zone was created in October 2016). This definitely convinced a lot of people working in the local offices to switch from their cars to other means of transport, including bikes.
The growing number of cyclists in the whole Tricity results also from other actions of local governments fostering urban mobility, such as investments in development of bicycle paths, improving cyclist safety on city roads and nationwide cycling promotion campaigns.

WHERE OTHERS SEE NO SPACE, WE FIND THE SPACE FOR BIKES

The manager of the Arkońska Business Park real estate gave us a task to find quickly several dozen of new parking spaces for bicycles within their building. The greatest challenge turned out to be the lack of any free parking area. Thanks to applying vertical bike racks installed on walls (BikeUp and Twist racks), we were able to design new bike storage facilities in spaces that no one considered for that purpose before. We designated 3 zones of elevator shaft walls at levels -1 and -2 of the underground parking lot, locating the bikes in direct vicinity of entrances to elevator halls and future bathrooms for employees.

An important part of this project were the murals referring to the Tricity character, making the bike storage facility at Arkońska Business Park stand out and create positive experience during everyday use.

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