July 27, 2006
No Bike Love at the Convention Center
Update 27 July 2006:
With OSCON in full swing on Wednesday, I think I understand the motivation for the signs. Bikes were locked to everything in site, including the benches. I sent an e-mail to the OCC manager suggesting signage near the racks out front referencing the bike parking in the garage.
Original Post 24 July 2006:
Last night I went over to the convention center to pick up my registration for OSCON, and saw this sign attached to a bench outside.
Now it's not that I think folks should be locking bikes to the benches. But don't you think they could at least direct people to the hidden bike parking in the garage?
July 24, 2006 11:03 AM
It's a sick conspiracy theory!! Hiding the bike parking out of hatred! :o
That's one of those scenarios where I just can't believe the ridiculousness.
One, someone had to put their bike there.
Two, someone had to have enough of a problem with it to actually go to the trouble of printing up a sign and sticking it there.
Just silly. I guess it pays to read this blog, then you know where the hidden bike parking is!! :)
July 24, 2006 2:36 PM
Lenny Anderson Says:
And remember...the Convention Center is operated by Metro...DriveMore SaveLess?
A few years ago I parked my bike daily in the open air rack along Holladay Street next the CC, then walked to the Rose Quarter for the TriMet 85 to Swan Island. On my return one day, the bike...an old Schwinn Continental (Portland's first 10-speed?)... was badly bent out of shape. I happened to notice guys moving stuff for the annual Auto Show via fork lifts on the adjacent sidewalk! I put 2 & 2 together and figured I got hit by same. Luckily the crew at Citybikes was able to save my classic bike. I went to Metro for satisfaction, they sent me to their Risk Management people, who sent me to the Auto Show, who sent me to the event organizer, who sent me to the set up folks who flat out denied that they ran fork lifts on city sidewalks. Good thing they didn't take out a senior citizen out for a stroll. I never got a dime.
July 24, 2006 3:52 PM
Chris Smith Says:
The signs were gone this morning. Hmmm...
July 27, 2006 11:27 PM
Steve Hoyt Says:
I hate to be so obtuse, but why not have some bike racks *where cyclists can see them* on the north/MAX side of OCC?