The vendor amusingly describes as a “5 Bike Wave Rack.”
Since developers often install these just six inches from the building, a more typical capacity might be two bikes at the very most.
Who in the world invented this serpentine style of rack, anyway? Does anybody know?
A typical catalog description claims these racks are compact and space efficient because some moron decided combining multiple “U” racks into a single structure means you can somehow cram more bikes into the same space. With that kind of thinking, we can double the available parking in the parking lot by cutting each space in half with more white stripes!
From this industrial supply catalog, but all of these style of racks are described similarly.