December 8, 2005
It's the Little Things
Adapting the built environment for bikes is not always a matter of big capital investments. Sometimes it's the little things, like this strip outside the window of a shop in the old city of Utrecht. It's just a notched strip of metal that you can lean your bike against. The notches keep your bike from sliding and falling against the window.
December 8, 2005 11:34 PM
Steve Hoyt Says:
Thanks for posting this, Chris. I think it would be interesting to hear what people's favorite bike racks are in the City. Some bike racks are very beautiful and creative but a pain to use (such as the rack in front of the Broadway Medical Clinic a couple blocks north of the Hollywood MAX stop).
At the food coop in Davis, CA, they have these great ones that I rarely see anywhere. I won't even try to explain them, but see if I can get a former co-worker to email a photo.
April 7, 2009 12:16 AM
i'm pretty sure that strip is supposed to deter people from sitting on it and hanging around :) Altough your explaination is also nice.
repporting from the Netherlands