5. Bike Friendly Standard for Garages and Parking Lots

Parking lots/garages for short-term parking are well-marked, supervised parking spaces where you can safely park a bicycle, usually for several hours. The most common places where there is a need for such a service are public parking lots / garages along natural and cultural attractions, pedestrian zones, museums, galleries, old towns, caves, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, etc.
This category also includes other facilities that provide bicycle services, such as: pharmacies, betting shops, bakeries, boutiques, post offices, telecom operators, public institutions, etc.

BFS Criteria for Garages and Parking Lots

1. Bicycle Parking

1. Bicycle parking must be in a well-visibly located place on the parking lot/garage, in a position where the bicycle cannot be damaged by other vehicles. It is desirable that the place is covered and fenced (optional).
2. Bicycle stands must have place for at least 4 bicycles and be at the height of the bicycle frame so that the bicycle is secured to the frame (60-100 cm)
3. Parking is preferably provided with at least 1 waterproof socket for charging pedelec batteries.

2. Equipment

A parking lot / garage must have the following cycling equipment stored in a toll booth:
1. Small tool set,
2. First aid kit,
3. Pneumatic pump,
4. Patching kit.

3. Info Corner

A parking/garage must have an info corner: Information on the public transport timeline, contact details of the nearest “Bike Friendly” service (service centres, agencies, accommodation, short term parking garages), Emergency Contact Services (Emergency, Rescue Service, Firefighters, police), cycling / tourist maps. Information should be in local and English language.

4. Personnel

Personnel of a parking/garage are informed about the needs of cyclotourist through training organized by the manager / owner of facility.