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 […]

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 […]

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.