Bikelid vs. Other Bike Storage


US Environmental Protection Agency*:

environmentally-friendly-bikelids


BikeLids are made from Thermoplastics and Recycled Steel:
Thermoplastics have certain advantages as substitutes for thermoset resins. Thermoplastics have faster processing than thermosets because there is no curing necessary; they have low toxicity and can be remelted and recycled. Improvements in thermoplastic resins over the past 20 years have increased the advantages over thermoset resins.


Bike Lockers are made from (thermosets) Reinforced Plastic Composite:
Pollution releases can occur throughout the (Reinforced Plastic Composite) production processes. Spills of additives and plastic pellets can occur during transport to the facility.  Leaks of chemical additives can occur while the additives are being incorporated into the plastic. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fugitive emissions, and wastewater discharge are released during the actual processing of the reinforced plastic part. The finishing operations of cleaning can also release VOCs, fugitive emissions, and wastewater discharge.”

*United States Office Of Air Quality EPA-452/R-00-007 Environmental Protection Planning And Standards May 2001Agency Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 Final Report.

BIKELIDS

BIKE LOCKERS

   ENVIRONMENTAL:

Made with toxic, hazardous Polyurethane/Gelcoat finishes

NO

YES

Made with toxic, hazardous Isophthalic Resins

NO

YES

Manufacturing methods subject to EPA’s Major Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) National Regulations

NO

YES

Unit is 100% recyclable

YES

NO

   PUBLIC SAFETY:

Contents may be monitored

YES

NO or LIMITED

Law enforcement robots can gain access w/out opening Lid/Locker

YES

NO

Usable for storing property other than bikes & accessories

NO

YES

Usable for human/animal habitation

NO

YES

Graffiti resistant

YES

LIMITED

Holds heat and odors

NO

YES

   SECURITY:

Double-lock security (bike may also be locked to steel frame)

YES

NO

Snow/Ice may freeze unit shut

NO

YES

   INSTALLATION:

Arrives fully assembled

YES

NO

Assembly time

15-20 minutes

Up to 3+ hours

Uneven ground surface may impair shell/door function

NO

YES

Can be installed on any ground surface

YES

NO.

Must do the following:

Install bicycle storage lockers on 4-inch thick concrete bases reinforced with 6x6x10/10 wire mesh. Finish surface with minimum 2 percent slope for drainage. Form mounting pads 9 inches (228 mm) larger than assembled lockers in both width and length. Set bicycle storage lockers plumb and aligned. Level base true to plane. Slope to drain.

   DESIGN:

Colors available

UNLIMITED

LIMITED

Footprint for 2 bikes (including access)

40 sq ft

78 ½ sq ft

Flexible configurations

YES

NO