Sunday, April 26, 2009

We want bicycle parking

Updated April 28
Inspired by the recent dedication of a sculptor's colorful bicycle rack in Peacock Park, Grove resident Harry Gottlieb wrote to The Miami Herald to call for more bike racks, and more utilitarian ones, throughout the neighborhood. I agree with him, that part of Miami needs more racks -- but so does the whole city. They would be a real help to residents who try to save gasoline by not driving, and especially to those who can't afford a car to begin with.

Add Bookstore in the Grove to that small but growing number of Miami-area shops that do have convenient parking for bicyclists. Green Mobility's Hank Resnik spotted their artistic new rack on the sidewalk at Virginia Street and Grand Avenue.

2 comments:

Max Bunster said...

Gatting Jackson (bike consultants) recomends that racks be:
1. Protected from the weather; biproducts are lighting and, for the more orwellian, CCTV. (Note that lighting can be solar, no trenching, cabling, etc...)
2. Concentrated in strategically located "depots", not sprinkled throughout the neighborhood; this makes for efficient use since turnover produces more availability. (Although a change in culture a-la Amsterdam is required, as most folks here like to park their bikes within line of sight from their destination...)

JHop said...

Our friend surely meant to write Glatting Jackson.