Friday, October 30, 2009

Is parking key to expanding bicycling?

There is a hidden barrier to cyclists all over the country - where do you park the bike when you get to where you are going?  Some communities provide bike racks, but most places provide no official place to lock up a bike and in many cases have banned securing bicycles to trees, cart return structures, etc.  In general, a cyclist makes their best guess as to the most appropriate place, locks things in place, and prays that the bike is there when they emerge from the store.

Now, finally, some cities are doing something about this state of affairs.  For example, the NYC "Bicycle Access Bill" which requires buildings to allow cyclists to bring their vehicles inside for storage between rides.  Click thru to see many more efforts in cities around the country.

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