Friday, November 7

Waves of Change

Bike Rack at Front of Everett Main Library
Lest we forget how things change, ten years ago the Everett Washington Library had no bike rack that I know of. Now, among others, there's an "artsy fartsy" wave rack right out front. Perhaps there's hope for decent bike parking in Ocean Shores Washington and for North Texas yet.


Khal said...

Artsy fartsy is nice, but not if it gobbles up public money so there are not enough of these racks.But I guess if it is not artsy fartsy, then we might not get them at all in public places. Still, artistic bike racks are cheaper than some things. Anything in the military industrial complex, for example. Although I suppose a MIC bike rack would cost ten times the usual price.

Chandra said...

That's a nice rack.
I remember the Irving Public Library had good bike racks (at least the two branches I went to did).
I haven't been to a library in Atlanta yet.
They are building one closer to our home and I hope to go there when it opens.
Hope all is well.
Peace :)

John Romeo Alpha said...

I'm interested in how long the artsy fartsy rack lasts. I like the idea of them. But, in my experience they tend to not last long, though. Sometimes because they don't meet code. Those usually get cut off with grinders at ground level by city workers, never to be replaced. Or, longer term, the funny shapes don't seem to be as robust as your basic bent pipes. We'll see.

Khal said...

The nice thing about the design Steve shows is that it is not a wheel eater. You basically lean the bike and lock it. One probably needs more of them....

Steve A said...

Khal, some people would complain that the rack is too close to the retaining wall. Myself, not so much - that rack can take AT LEAST two bikes, and possibly three. If people were all coming at the same time, it might take as many as five. Bike racks are goodness, even if NOT ideally located for the maximum number of bike rack users.

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