Tag Archives: bike parking

Charting local bicycle parking data

As the number of people bicycle commuting for work purposes, errands, and shopping grows, an increasing number of organizations are adding bicycle parking to their site. In addition, a number of communities are adding bike parking ordinances which require new development … Continue reading

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Provide it and they will come!

Last night, our local cycling advocacy organizations operated a bicycle valet parking area for the Downtown Okemos Celebration. This was the first time bicycle valet parking had been offered at this four-year old event, so it was unclear how many … Continue reading

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A night of triumph and tragedy

Greater Lansing experienced two very opposite emotions in the world of bicycling last night. On the triumphant side, the Lansing City Council voted 7-1 to adopt the city’s new bike parking ordinance.  This approval is another big victory in making all … Continue reading

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“Racking My Brain”

Below is a terrific post on bike racks originally published on Reader Area Development and reposted here with their permission. Racking My Brain by readerareadevelopment a kid’s view of the importance of bike riding. I remember when I got my first bike, it … Continue reading

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Adventures of a bike parking advocate, pt. 1

As the usage of bicycles for commuting, exercise, and recreational purposes grows, I have been contacting businesses and organizations in the local area that do not have bike parking racks to see if they would consider adding them. Since Greater … Continue reading

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