Want to help get more people biking? As this Slate article notes, bike parking is a huge factor in making bicycling convenient and accessible. There is such a thing as free (or seriously cheap) parking, and it comes in various flavors.
- Vanilla: the regular bike rack that businesses in Seattle can request for free in public right of way. Learn more.
- Gourmet: innovative on-street parking. Would you like to help decidewhere to put these on-street facilities? More details.
- NY Deli-style: bikes in buildings.
- Wildly Innovative: an underground bike parking facility with a capacity of 9,400 spaces—only in Tokyo. YouTube demo here.
Regardless of your taste, if your business fronts Seattle public right of way, request a bike rack. If you’re a customer, ask the manager or director of facilities to consider requesting a bike rack– and point him/her to SDOT’s resources and online form to make it happen.
Convenient, accessible, abundant and secure bike parking: that’s something of any flavor that I’d love to roll my bike up to.