These days, everyone seems to be trying to find ways to be environmentally friendly. For some people, cutting their personal carbon footprint comes down to decreasing the amount that they drive. But they still need to get to work. Most people who don’t want to drive but still have to travel to work opt to bike. Even major cities like Baltimore are installing bike lanes and other features to make it safer and easier to get places on a bike. How can businesses make it easier for employees and customers who want to bike? By installing a bicycle cage. Read on to learn about bicycle cages and how they can benefit your business.
Benefit Your (Potential) Customers
There are definitely going to be customers of yours who are riding bikes to your business, and a bike cage will benefit them immensely. As it is, they may choose to lock up their bikes somewhere less convenient to you, like your fence, or even park their bike in a parking space. Alternatively, there are likely many people who ride their bikes past your store every day but don’t stop because there is not a clear and convenient place to park their vehicles. Catering to their needs is a great way to convert these passers-by into customers. By installing a bicycle cage, you tell them that they are not only welcome but wanted. Without having bike parking for your business, you’re sending the subliminal message that they’re not wanted.
Increase Your Capacity
The current capacity of your business is likely regulated by the fire marshal, but the truth is you probably don’t get anywhere close to that capacity because there aren’t enough parking spaces for that many customers. Adding a bike cage increases the available parking by opening your business up to biking customers. While this still likely won’t get you to your fire code capacity, it could reasonably increase your average visitor number and your sales as well.
Improve Your Image
If you want to be known as a brand that cares about your community and the environment, you have to put your money where your mouth is. Customers want to spend their dollars with a brand that has the same values – installing a bike cage shows that you do.
Support And Engage Your Community
Some parts of your business infrastructure are just for your business, and you don’t want to open them up to community use (like your wifi or your dumpster). Other things you put in knowing that you may have community members using them even if they aren’t buying your products or services (like your awning during a rainstorm). A bicycle cage fits this latter category.
Commercial Fences from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.