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Bike parking at Home Depot | by Steven Vance
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Bike parking at Home Depot

Do bike parking well! Follow the three rules of Simple Bike Parking.


Bike racks must be at least 3 feet away from other obstructions, like this curb at the bottom of the wall. Also, note the corner: You can't park bikes on both racks at the same time. Thankfully, since a truck always blocks this area, no one will use it. They can use the Home Depot's "decorative" fence on the sidewalk, or the remaining parking meters.


As you can see, I cannot lock my bike the way this rack is intended because the curb prevents the proper positioning of the bike. Because of this rack's poor siting and installation, it may induce some cyclists to only lock the front wheel.

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Taken on February 16, 2009