Why bike parking?
Lots of work is being done on where to ride…
but what do I do with my bike when I get there????
It has become a bit of an obsession of mine. I go around taking photos of bike parking: the good, the bad and the stealthy.
The more everyday cycling I do, the more I notice the times when there is no good bike parking.
The more I notice, the more frustrated I get.
Man,…. someone should do something……
But gee, there is more important stuff going on for cycling…. And who would I talk too, and what would I say? Mmmm Too Hard,
And not important enough to bother people with…..
But why not bike parking? Why shouldn’t it matter?
Marketers like McDonalds seek to get their brand everywhere: saturation marketing. Isn’t a bike, either used or parked, great marketing for everyday cycling?
When I see a bike, (or even a bike rack): outside a shop, cafe, library or school; it sends me the message: “hey, I could cycle here!”
Bike parking is subliminal marketing for everyday cycling.
It is normalising.
It is simple.
But: good bike parking can be hard to find. And it often gets overlooked during development…..
So back to doing something about it….
Someone should really do something…..
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