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Photo #167919

[Image taken 29.4.21] York hospital, Wigginton Road, York. These Sheffield (design) racks are 'toastracks'. They come as a unit (with myriad permutations). Sheffields are intended for people to use both sides f the uprights. These are differing designs. On the rack on the right has uprights (the supports/where you lock the cycle to) that are just 65cm apart. The ones on the left are 74cm apart. The minimum accepted is 100cm. I argue for a mixture that includes 120cm. In fact, there's an opportunity when using more than one toastrack next to each other to leave a lot of space in the middle. This increases the variety of cycle designs or person who can use them. You can also mark the spaces (see: #165049) to show they are for larger/wider machines (see: #167015) or with trailers, or for people with mobility issues, or family groups (see: #167282). A further issue with toastracks is that not every cycle has the same wheelbase. The cycle shown here can straddle the rails. This is not always the case (see: #165414). A further issue is what I call upstand. The height of the linking rails on the right are 3cm. This means every user has to lift their cycle in and out. For accessibility and ease of use, there should not be an upstand. Individual Sheffields are flexible in width apart and do not require someone to (be able to) lift their cycle. For other images of these racks taken today see: #167918 and links.

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