Hello everyone, I'm wondering if anyone with experience or knowledge in this area can tell me approximately what it would cost to install a secure cage for bikes in a parking garage? I've searched the Internet but can't find anything.
I'm asking because I'd like to lobby my office building to install one for people like me who bike to work. Currently we don't even have a bike rack; we just lean our bikes against stair railings and lock them there.
It would be nice to have a dedicated, secured cage with a key card lock that only authorized people could enter (i.e. you'd need to sign up to activate your key card), to keep our bikes safer. I'd still want a bike rack in there, and I'd still lock my bike to it, but I probably wouldn't bother to remove my lights, seat, etc., every day knowing that only a handful of other people, all my own colleagues, would be able to enter the cage. Similar to this:
As part of the case I will make to the building, I'd like to have an idea of what something like the above would cost to buy the materials and labor to put it together.
What would be needed is:
Chain link fence and poles for a 10' x 15' (?) cage
Secure key-card lock for the door
Bike rack for up to 6 to 8 bikes
FWIW, our garage has a surplus of spots so I don't think our cage would take away from precious space needed for cars.
As an alternate, I've seen quotes for bike lockers that run around $600 per bike. Is that more cost effective?
Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas.