I would very much like a bike rack outside my building. Not much to ask ... I have good reasons ...
- It's a heritage building with no car parking
- Several of the residents, employees and visitors have bicycles
- It's a busy area for cyclists
- There is a dairy and several restaurants and businesses along this strip that are visited by cyclists
Originally there was this disused bus stop ... covered in graffiti, it attracted drunk people late at night ... noisy!
Then after several years of complaining (yes, several years!!) they took the bus stop away ... we were happy! So I thought ... a bicycle rack ... that would be nice.
We had a good case and the inspectors came out and said that it is a good position .... BUT THEN ... nothing happened.
I'm not asking for much ... nothing flash ... just a couple of hoops like this would be fabulous
Having enquired for the sixty millionth time, I am now told that they need a 'strategy'. They couldn't go ahead and make any rash decisions without a 'strategy'.
I am a little miffed.
However, looking at some of their current site selection for bicycle racks, and in the obvious absence of common sense, perhaps they do need a 'strategy' after all!
The bike racks seen in the centre of the above picture are down an alley and then around a corner - I don't know about you but I would not be happy leaving my bike on these racks in daylight never mind venturing down there after dark - what were they thinking!!