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2nd & Arizona Bike Parking Issues

At Second and Arizona there is a lot of bike parking demand when the Farmers Market is held here. The Christian Institute, apparently frustrated with cyclists attaching to their fence, posted all kinds of angsty hand written no bikes on fence signs.

 

Contributing to this problem besides the lack of bicycle racks, is that all the nearby parking meters are covered with signs top to bottom (partly because the farmers market it self), meaning cyclists with a compact U-lock that ordinary can use a parking meter if nothing else is around, cannot attach, nor with any kind of bike lock. Leaving the Christian Institute parking lot fence the closest way to safely secure a bike at the Farmers Market here, creating the conflict.

 

Photos geotagged for location.

 

Documenting bicycle parking conditions in Santa Monica. There are some places that address bike parking demand with racks in the city, but many places were demand is much higher than supply or in the majority of cases, not existent. Lack of bike parking discourages making bicycle trips, and encourages haphazard methods to attach bicycles with less than ideal locks.

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Taken on June 25, 2010