Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 4th, 2008 at 8:37 am
(Photos © J. Maus)
I spotted a nifty on-street bike parking facility outside of the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle (site of the Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference) yesterday.
The rack not only gives needed space to park bikes, but it also offers a not-so-subtle message. Here’s another shot:
I asked Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club’s advocacy director David Hiller about it this morning. He says the rack in the picture above was brought in by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) specifically for the conference. But, he added, SDOT has six more of them planned for installation throughout the city.
Hiller is a big fan of these racks. “We’re showing people that in the space of one private vehicle, we can fit 20 bikes.”
I’ve got a call into SDOT’s bike parking manager Monica DeWald. I’ll update this post with more information once I hear back from her.