We did pretty well with crowdsourcing some winter cycling tips so maybe we can try that again. Comment on this post if you have anything to say at all about bike parking where you live/work/shop.
My work recently moved from a building that we were subletting to a new building where we would be the only tenant. Our previous location’s bike parking facilities were handled by the landlord and volume was quite generous. When we moved, the building was still under construction and there were no bike racks at all. We were asked to park across the street at another business’s bike rack or in the bike rack at the bus stop right out front. It was only about a week until the racks were installed on premises.
I was never really comfortable with the options though. The other business had its own cyclists, as did the bus stop. I brought my bike into my cubicle for the week.
Also, It seems that most Timmies in the area are those island-in-a-parking-lot variety. There’s a store, surrounded partially by a sidewalk, then surrounded by a parking lot. I biked with my kids over to one near my house and we had to lean the bikes against the glass so we could keep our eyes on them. There was nowhere to park or lock a bike.
Who does well and who does poorly? Don’t be afraid to name names of businesses with exceptional/derelict bike parking facilities. Have you ever tried to get a change in a location where you felt the facilities were inferior? What happened?