We are proposing a bylaw ammendment that would allow residents to bring top end bikes to their units. (This after several top end bikes were stolen from our 'secure' bike room.) The challenge we face is educating residents on the difference between top-end bikes and commuters. Most residents group bikes into one category and feel that our public bike room is sufficient. Has anyone tackled this issue with their strata and could share tips on ways to inform/persuade the masses, many of whom do not bike. We need a 3/4 vote to pass this ammendment. Thanks!
Make a rule that a bike dis-assembled into wheels and frame can be brought into a unit.
Rationale: Most people don't like bikes indoors because moving them around leaves dirt on the floor and streaks on the wall from the wheels touching them. A disassembled bike is much smaller and needs to be carried - minimising the risk. It involves also some effort - which owners of expensive bikes are more likely to spend if theft has been a problem. And finally, high-end bikes are usually easier to take apart. This rule avoids any discussion about value or high-end. This is my thinking behind the proposed rule.
Addressing comments: I'm not a fan of the proposed rule but I'm trying to answer the question by proposing something that I feel provides owners of expensive bikes a way to store them securely. Of course, a better bike room would be preferable but that wasn't the question.