More Bike Parking Goodness

4662503532_f921f68bdf.jpgWhy thank
you very much, City of Santa Monica. (Photo: Evan G via
Flickr)

A couple of follow-ups on yesterday’s bike rack
post
.

First, we noticed a very nice photo that reader Evan G recently
posted to our Flickr pool (at right). It shows a sign that directs
riders to expanded bike parking facilities at the Santa Monica Central
Library in California. We love to see this kind of thing — check out
the polite tone! It’s a great acknowledgment from a DOT that bikes are
truly an integrated part of a municipality’s transportation system,
deserving of respect and consideration.

Next, another reader pointed us to a bike rack
project
administered by the Albany/Schenectady/Troy bus service in
New York, the CDTA. They’ve got a $50,000 annual budget to help private
and public entities buy racks (private businesses get a 50/50 match,
while the public and non-profit sectors get the racks for free).

Our tipster points out:

Combined with the fact that all [CDTA] buses have bike racks on
the front, this should greatly expand the area their existing routes can
serve.

We’d love to hear any more bike rack success stories in the
comments.

More from around the network: Transit
in Utah
has a report on traveling around the Salt Lake City area
using transit. Human
Transit
writes about "treating abuses like ambulances" in
Barcelona. And City
Parks Blog
makes the connection between parks, transportation and
public health.

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