Friday, November 16, 2007

Another sign that winter is coming

winter's coming, the 6-bike racks are going!

Winter's coming!

How do I know?

The Ville de Montreal is removing the seasonal 6-bike parking stands.

New-style parking meter secure-bike-locking posts

The new style parking-meter-post stands will remain. It is only the sidewalk-blocking 6-bike stands that are being removed.

The rationale is that they interfere with snow-removal operations. But they don't take down the big-sidewalk-blocking bus-shelters. Maybe we could combine bike parking and bus-waiting. And maybe... the bike parking could have a roof to protect bikes from the rain and snow, year-round!

Two models of year-round bike stands


At 2:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the de Maisonneuve path will be maintained year-round, it would make sense to plan some sort of bicycle parking. If the city thinks that the bike racks will interfere with snow-removal, how will they react when bikes are locked to various sign posts or parking meters during the winter?

I have a horrible vision of a sidewalk snow plower racing through (like they do) and hitting a bike. p

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

The city has installed many new year-round parking-meter-stand bikes, which hardly block the sidewalk at all.

Of course, if you leave your bike parked on the sidewalk during snow-clearing operations, you may have some surprises when you come back to your bike!


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