Change car parking to bike parking, suggests Georgetown bike shop
According to this week's Current (article, continuation), the CycleLife bike shop on K Street in Georgetown has suggested replacing two on-street parking spaces (holding one car each) with bike racks (holding about 20 bikes each). There isn't enough space on that sidewalk for bike racks.
On-street spaces used for bike parking on a very DC-like street in Montreal. Photo by Aaron Naparstek.
"Bike parking in Georgetown is notoriously terrible," said WABA Executive Director Eric Gilliland. "There are few places to lock up properly. People avoid Georgetown because of this." The Georgetown ANC endorsed the plan last week, and now it's up to DDOT's Public Space Committee. Portland, New York, and other cities have transformed car parking spaces into bicycle parking.
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