|Two inverted "U" racks, well spaced, right up front! How hard was that?!?!|
In a rare twist, this bike parking was only provided by request of myself and the zoning board during site review. North Brunswick does not have an ordinance requiring bicycle parking and got the parking due to several variances the project required. To my surprise they got the bike parking done perfectly! Bravo!
Unfortunately good retail bike parking is such a rarity in New Jersey. My god people this ain't freaking rocket science! Follow the damned cookbook! All it takes are two inverted "U" racks, properly positioned and well spaced right up by the front door. On the rare occasions it is even provided, 9 times out of 10 it is done so wrong, as demonstrated in the selection of photos below, that it is barely even usable. UGHH!!
Don't forget, all the bike lanes in the world won't do you much good if you don't have a minimally acceptable place to park your bike once you get to where you're going.
|Great positioning but that sub-standard "wheelbender" rack |
is as cheap as they come and not even secured to the ground.
|A "wave" rack squeezed up against a wall. It's amazing |
that these cyclists were able to park their bikes at all.
|An inverted "U" rack placed 4 inches from a wall. Need we say more?|