Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on April 3rd, 2007 at 10:39 am
I noticed some peculiar bike parking downtown the other day.
On the 300 block of SW Fourth Ave, there’s a set of four standard, blue staple racks placed at a diagonal. The photo isn’t at the best angle, but I think you can see what I mean.
I’m not sure who was behind this unique arrangement of staple racks, but I like it. It reminded me of the on-street parking at Amnesia Brewery and at Fresh Pot on N. Mississippi Street (and soon to come on SE Belmont).
It would be great to see more of these downtown. I think we’re far from having enough staple racks, and while I think Smart Lockers, Bike Oases, and Bikestations are fantastic, there’s really no substitute for the reliable, inexpensive, staple rack.