Archive for June, 2011

Group Health
June 30, 2011

Lilly Rd, Olympia Nice spot, plenty of capacity…no cover. (There’s another parking spot on the other side, no cover there either.)

O’Reilly Auto Parts
June 27, 2011

Bike parking, a photo by Oakwright on Flickr. Perhaps counter-intuitive, but not impossible that someone would want to bicycle to the auto parts store. Looks like one bike is locked to the trashcan, and then the bikes are locked to each other.

Bike parking?
June 27, 2011

Bike parking?, a photo by Oakwright on Flickr. A close-up of the supplied parking at Falcone’s.

Falcone’s Bicycle Center
June 27, 2011

Bike parking, a photo by Oakwright on Flickr. Yep, a bike shop with terrible bike parking. WTF? As linked on Twitter.

Olympia City Hall
June 27, 2011

4th Ave & Cherry St, Olympia Yes, that’s the brand new city hall, and its bike parking is frustratingly not-quite-right. Even as it was being finished, I could tell that the overhang was going to be inadequate. ┬áSince I caught these photos on a rainy day, you can see exactly what I mean. People are […]

Burger King
June 27, 2011

College & Yelm, Lacey Whoa, it’s not even attached to anything! Whatever else there is to say about this uncovered wheelbender, IT IS SITTING UNATTACHED IN THE GRASS. Curiously enough, it’s fairly convenient to the entrance, if a PITA to get to from the parking lot.

Ralph’s Thriftway
June 26, 2011

4th Ave, Olympia The otherwise lovely covered parking is ridiculously hard to get to unless you’re riding entirely vehicularly, i.e., through the parking lot. I don’t think I’m alone in approaching via the sidewalk because it doesn’t involve changing lanes across 2 lanes of fast traffic on an uphill one-way street. Since they moved the […]

Lowes
June 26, 2011

Yelm Hwy, Lacey This spot has the same annoying fake overhang as all the other bike parking in this shopping area. But the more frustrating part of this spot is the difficulty of the approach. There’s a low wall blocking all of the simple approaches, and the breaks between them all have trees planted. What […]

QFC
June 26, 2011

Yelm Hwy, Lacey For the most part, this is pretty decent parking: covered, easy to ride up to, room for a couple of bikes. It would be nice if the rack had more room on both sides. Two problems with this setup: first of all, it’s inconvenient to the entrances, but worse is that this […]

Pioneer Park
June 7, 2011

Henderson (blvd?), Tumwater My first Tumwater location! Here the bikes have been ridden/walked down the trail to the Deschutes River and locked to a narrow log. If there wasn’t a log, they’d be locked to each other. It’s not that there isn’t bike parking at the park, it’s just incredibly far away from where we […]