Archive for the ‘grocery store’ Category

Fred Meyer Lacey
September 18, 2011

Sleater-Kinney & Pacific, Lacey This building has three entrances: one with an excellent parking setup, one that’s not so great, and this one.

Olympia Farmers Market
September 18, 2011

Generally, I like the parking here. There’s lots of it, and it’s close to the market. But on this first rainy day of fall, its main failing become apparent. (This is also true when it’s particularly hot out.)

Safeway
July 12, 2011

Yelm & College, Lacey So I’ve posted this spot before, but today it was raining, which meant I had to park on the inner side. Which meant that I got to look like a jerk, trying to move my bike and an abandoned cart out of the way of a woman with a cart full […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ralph’s Thriftway
May 21, 2011

4th ave e, olympia Usually this is one of the best places to park, but today was bike to work day, and really nice weather besides, so it was entirely full!

Albertsons
May 13, 2011

Where: Albertsons on Pacific Ave, Olympia When: September, 2009 Why it’s ridiculous: What is NOT ridiculous about this? Far away from the entrance, loosely secured, terrible approach, no cover.

Safeway
May 13, 2011

Where: College Street in Lacey Why is it ridiculous: Plants! Everywhere! Crowding out the bikes. What you can’t see very well in this picture is the difficulty of actually getting into that spot without having to jump/hoist the bike up a curb.