Friday, January 20, 2012
On-Street Bike Parking is a Win-Win
Making Streets Safer With On-Street Bike Parking from Streetfilms on Vimeo.
The number of cyclists is growing rapidly in many cities - NYC's bike count is up 289% since 2001, for example - but in many places, including NYC, the number of accessible bike parkings is not keeping up. If this problem is not solved, it could slow down bike ridership rates. But how should the problem be solved? Should we just add a bunch of bike racks all over sidewalks? There might be a better way: on-street bike parking near intersections provide more parking spaces for cyclists, they don't clutter up the sidewalks, and they improves visibility for drivers, making everybody safer. The video above by Streetfilms shows exactly how they work and why they are so good.