Monday, June 06, 2011

Miami installs parking posts

Here's one of the new bicycle parking racks being installed around town under a public health grant meant to encourage physical activity. This rack on SE 1st Street is conveniently near a store entrance, which will make it more useful than some others I saw today near Miami-Dade College's Wolfson Campus.

It's too bad this hitching post wasn't placed under the awning, so a user might wait out one of our tropical thunderstorms in the cafe next door and still find a dry saddle when the rain stopped. Such considerations will make the difference between unused street furniture and amenities that become valuable assets in a bicycle-friendly city.

At the same time, Miami and the county Health Department are to be commended for seizing the opportunity to acquire these racks. They really will help riders who need to park for short periods. And with just 85 installed so far, we can hope for more careful siting of the remainder.

1 comment:

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