Turning Car Parking into Bike Parking

This post from Spacing Toronto gives a personal look at the conversion of a car parking space into a bicycle parking area -- and how quickly the facility filled up.

Spacing's Matthew Blackett discusses how he worked with the city and other bicycle activists to get a parking space near his office converted to bicycle parking.

"This spring the City installed more ring-and-post racks that tripled the bike parking capacity. On the first day after the racks were installed I showed up at 10am only to find that every spot had already been taken. And then today, I showed up to work to find the City's manager of bike infrastructure, Daniel Egan, surveying the just-completed conversion from car parking to bike parking. Two long, metal racks that hold 16 bikes in total (and can handle another 16 if cyclists are that desperate for a spot) are now bolted to the ground. Within an hour, all 16 spots had been filled up."

Full Story: Bike parking takes over car parking spaces

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