February 19, 2006
I Couldn't Agree More
Check it out. Good find, Jonathan.
February 19, 2006 10:12 PM
Jonathan Maus Says:
Glad you agree Chris. This rack is cool on so many levels I can hardly stand it.
I don't usually re-post stuff from other sites, but for this rack I made an exception!
February 19, 2006 10:29 PM
Scott Mizée Says:
So... who is responsible for buying bike racks at the City of Portland?
When I was in Cleveland in December, they had some new racks in their office that a company had sent them free of charge. The rack maker wanted it to be tested in the cold, snowy environment of Ohio. Do rack companies do the same here?
Perhaps some of the local bike artists would like to weld one up?
February 19, 2006 10:45 PM
Aaron Hall Says:
Bike racks are required here for most new commercial development and they're paid for by the individual developers. There are already several specially designed racks throughout the city in the shape of eyeglasses, stars, etc. There's even a bike rack in the shape of bicycles. No ambiguity there. I'm sure a metal worker/artist has already seen this picture and been inspired. We should see something similar here very soon :-)
February 20, 2006 6:34 AM
Chris Smith Says:
I think we need to capitalize on the instrinsic nature of this rack design to replace auto parking.
Today a property owner can petition the City to put a loading zone or a 15 minute parking zone in front of their property. How about a similar process to petition the City to put bike parking in front of your property? Perhaps you have to agree to pay for one of these racks as part of your petition.
February 20, 2006 10:10 AM
Lenny Anderson Says:
At the request of the Boise/Elliot NA and Mississippi Avenue merchants, the Interstate URA Transportation Committee funded an onstreet bike parking facility. Two auto slots at N. Mississippi and Shaver were replaced with 20 bike racks. Another is on request for Mississippi and Beach. They have a somewhat temporary look, but are heavily used. PDOT is developing guidelines for where and when to install these facilities.
Go to Fresh Pot for coffee and park your bike in the new on street bike parking; see what you think.