Short-term bicycle parking is usually defined as being two hours or less, such as public bike racks outside a store, park, or school. Common examples of short-term bike parking are the bike U rack and the bike corral.
Short-Term Bike Parking Guidelines
Should be visible from, and close to, the entrance it serves. Usually within 50 feet.
May be used by infrequent visitors, so the bike parking should be self-explanatory and easy to use.
Locating in areas of high pedestrian activity, and in lighted areas, can discourage vandalism or theft.
Covered bike racks can encourage use.
Short-term bike parking is also known as Class II bike parking (or Class 2, or Class Two).