|A view of the main building and entrance to RWJUH.|
Note the nice Sharrow painted on Somerset Street by
the City of New Brunswick.
However when I got to the front door and the ER there isn't a bike rack in sight. There is one about a block away over by the Cancer Institute of New Jersey but it is still far from ideal.
|Hey! Is that bike parking I see near the front door of the Cancer Institute?|
|Oh... Wheelbenders! Moving along...|
So with those wheelbender racks not quite cutting the security threshold and being in front of the wrong building anyway, I decided to park my bike to a stainless steel railing near the front door of the main building but a little out of the way of the main entrance. Still, since this was not an official bike parking spot I felt uncomfortable about leaving it there. Not that I felt it was unsafe location but because I felt security itself might try to remove it.
|Finally a parking spot! Note the mailbox in this photo and |
its location in the first photo for an idea where I parked.
So what's the deal RWJUH? Your the flagship hospital of New Jersey and we all know you do a great job promoting preventative medicine. So why make it hard for people to choose an active means of getting to your hospital, whether a guest or an employee, by not providing quality bike parking that's easy to find?
I know. You're busy doing one hundred and one other things. That's okay. We understand but we are here to help. SERIOUSLY! If you read this blog post just let us know with a reply in the comments. I'm a professional regarding all things bike and pedestrian and would be glad to quickly show you the finer points of bike parking at such a large institution over lunch. Looking around you have quite a few places to stick a few bike racks. It's not rocket science. Just send us message!