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Old 11-07-2006, 04:47 PM
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Default building & mall policies about walking bikes

I'm trying to encourage a local building manager to allow customers and others to walk their bicycles into the building as long as they aren't bothering anyone. She is hesitant, but not totally closed-minded.

There are other places where I am able to walk my bike inside... but I don't know if those buildings have bike-friendly policies... or I just never encountered a security guard or other staffer who minded.

Does anyone know of examples of buildings or malls that specifically allow people to walk their bikes in, as long as they aren't bothering anyone?

If I can give this manager examples of other buildings that have a more flexible policy, I hope she might at least consider it. She just doesn't want to take the lead.

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Old 11-07-2006, 07:06 PM
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I work in an office building downtown. People take their bikes into their suites there all the time. I'm the office manager of the clinic where I work and the clients are welcome to bring their bikes in whenever they need to.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:30 PM
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I was in the home depot the other day and saw an employee walk their bike through the entire store to park it back in the break area somewhere.

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Old 11-08-2006, 03:00 AM
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at a bar/pizza place i worked at in downtown minneapolis, i and other employees regularly would ride through the entrance, hang a left, through the dining area and bar and right on out back to a loading dock area. that or we'd walk right through the kitchen to the loading dock area. actually riding through was way more fun.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:01 PM
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I was in the home depot the other day and saw an employee walk their bike through the entire store to park it back in the break area somewhere.

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Old 11-09-2006, 12:59 PM
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Holy crap people, leave your bike outside!
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:13 PM
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Why should people leave their bikes inside?

At any rate, in the Liberty Center Building - where I work - bikes are not allowed in the building for "insurance" reasons. Understandable as the last time I brought my bike into the building it wrested itself from my powerful grip and nearly mauled a small child.
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:18 PM
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I want to ride my bicycle through lloyd center.
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:26 PM
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lloyd center is apparently not 100% cool with that:
http://www.pdxk.com/crankmychain/200...-shopping.html

i did see someone park his bike right on a rack at a plaid pantry the other night, but i don't want to get the employee who allowed it in trouble, so i won't be too specific about the wheres and whens.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:02 PM
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It was the home depot that is over by mall 205. In response to the negative emails about bikes indoors I don't see why any business should prohibit bringing a bike inside. I mean it is understandable why they might not want you riding it in there, but if secure bike parking isn't available employees should be able to park indoors when space is available.

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