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Bike racks for my city(3 posts)

Bike racks for my citybyker
Nov 25, 2003 5:55 PM
The other day when doing some errands around town on my bike I noticed the complete lack of bike racks in my area. While there are racks at some places (i.e. library, grocery store), there are none that are located right on the main strip. This forces me to either leave my beater bike unlocked and hope like hell no one steals it or I have to lock it up a distance away and walk to my destination. If I wanted to propose to the town to get bike racks installed in public places, how would I go about doing this? What type of proposal would I need and who would I go to? Thanks, any suggestions are welcomed.

Scott
re: Bike racks for my citykokaku
Nov 26, 2003 10:12 AM
What city is it? NYC has a web form where you can make requests for new bike racks. The Department of Transportation is probably a good place to start. They should be able to tell you who you need to talk to and how you need to present your request.
re: Bike racks for my cityDropped
Nov 26, 2003 10:37 AM
In my town, there is a law that all new residential and office contstruction must have a certain amount of bicycle parking. I'm not sure what they did about "retrofitting" racks around town, but we sure have a lot of them. But then, we're America's most bike friendly city.

Having bikes on racks sure looks better than having them chained to trees or street signs, too.