There are many improvements that a city can make for itself and its citizens by instituting bike shelters for those who prefer two wheels to four.
Cut out theft. Thieves prey on easy targets. Bikes are usually considered to be the easiest of targets. However, they don't have to be. With cycle shelters, you make it virtually impossible for a thief to get the drop on your property. No more worrying about stopping off at the book store or the grocery store or the pub. With more of these resources sprouting up in metropolitan areas, you can go virtually anywhere with no fear of losing what is rightfully yours. Give its citizens a cheaper transportation alternative. Think about how much money you waste on automobiles every year. The cleaning, the maintenance, the fuel, the payments, the tires, the parking. It never ends. Even if you do get a good deal on an automobile, there is no way of knowing what additional costs will crop up during your time of ownership. Investing in a bike means you only have to worry about the cost of parking and an occasional tire repair. Both are dirt cheap, especially with bike shelters that only charge around 10 pounds every month. Save money in the city coffers. That's right, you're not the only one that saves money with the growth of bike shelters. The city does, too, if it can get more people on board with a method of transportation that doesn't deteriorate infrastructure. Think of how much could be saved every year if accident percentages fell and other costs that arise as problems of automobile transportation faded. It could result in millions per year. Produce cleaner air. With fewer cars on the road, fewer emissions find their way into the air. Fewer emissions creates a cleaner environment that will not only benefit you, but also future generations of your family. Cycle shelters encourage more responsible treatment of the environment by giving riders peace of mind. Keep roads smooth for longer periods of time. Millions are spent each year on road improvements. The reason for this is that many heavy vehicles travers the roads every day at high rates of speed. Smooth pavement becomes torn, cracked, and tattered. This can cause accidents as well as damage to the vehicles that are unlucky enough to run across the areas in need of repair. A shelter that gets more bikes on the roads than cars is one that can significantly improve road conditions over the long haul. Alternative forms of transportation will continue to become more popular in the coming years. With improvements being made in the form of bike shelters, cycling is poised to take over as the preferred inner-city mode of choice.