Archive for the ‘places’ Category

Interesting spot in Portland
October 13, 2011

This is near PSU, south of downtown. I’m in Portland, OR for a week, and what I’m noticing on this visit is that there’s a lot of bike parking, but very little of it is covered. And in fact there’s quite a bit of fauxverhang as well. But I just like the way the bike […]

Water Street Cafe
October 13, 2011

I was sort of shocked to discover a spot downtown with no bike racks at all. The nearest spot is across the street and down the block in a park, which was not acceptable. I definitely had to work to make sure I wasn’t blocking the sidewalk for pedestrians, too.

Joy Ride Bikes
October 13, 2011

What is it with bad bike parking at bike shops? And what you can’t see is that the rack isn’t even attached to the pavement.

Puyallup Fair
September 19, 2011

I don’t know if there was bike parking anywhere else, but I did notice this while going in the Red Gate. Given how crazy parking is at the fair…and how nice the weather was…you’d think they’d have had some actual bike parking!

Bike messenger pileup
September 18, 2011

5th ave (?), Seattle (Aug 9) According to the friend I was with, this is all bike messengers. Wow.

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.

Thrive Community Fitness
September 18, 2011

Yelm & College, Lacey No cover, and oddly hidden from the front entrance.

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.)

Alpine Experience
August 5, 2011

Downtown Olympia A tweet with photos. That is one beat-up A-frame, and of course no cover. (I don’t think there’s any covered bike parking downtown, except at the library.)

New Teriyaki (?)
July 26, 2011

Yelm & College, Lacey WA I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this location before, but I thought it was worth showing an attempt to park two bikes here. (The other bike is my Townie, borrowed by my sister in from out of town.) [Aug 5: just noticed that the photo didn’t upload. hrm.]