Thursday, December 8, 2011

Innovations in Bike Parking

By the way, the bike rack in front of City Hall is too low to accommodate larger frame bikes.  When we were securing our bikes Tuesday night, both Commissioner McVoy and I had to lock our bikes to the outside frame of the rack - which is not how it was designed.  In practice, although it looks like there is space for four or five bikes, you would have a hard time fitting bikes beside each other - especially given racks and panniers commonly mounted on bikes.  Commissioner McVoy's bike has gigantic panniers and they take up a lot of space side-to-side.  If you had two large frame bikes and you came with a third one, you would have to look elsewhere to lock up your bike if you're attending a meeting at City Hall.