Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    have to leave earlier to get parking

    i never thought this would be a problem, but it appears that there are so many fair weather commuters now that all the good spots are taken by the time i get to work.

    this city is really changing rapidly. i don't remember it like this even just a couple of years ago. it's cool to see, but it's just weird being in "bike traffic jams" and not finding parking. those are problems for drivers, right??

  2. #2
    Senior Member Jarery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coquitlam
    Posts
    2,538
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Now THATS funny
    Jarery

    -If you cant see it from space, its not a real hill
    -If two bikes are going in the same direction, ITS A RACE!

  3. #3
    Mega Clyde bigwies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Melrose, MA
    My Bikes
    2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2007 Trek 7100
    Posts
    247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 on the parking problem. It is happening in Boston as well.
    Big Wies

    Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Trek 7100

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    My Bikes
    Fuji Supreme
    Posts
    1,701
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It has been happening here for at least the past year. If I am running late for work on a nice spring or summer day I will have a tough time finding a spot in my usual rack. Of course if its raining or cold or windy or even forecast to be any of those things then the rack is wide open with only 2-3 of us crazy enough to ride.
    God grant me the serenity to accept the hills and winds I cannot change;
    courage to challenge the cagers I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
    (with apologies to AA)
    24 mi. roundtrip -- Maryland suburbs to DC and back.

  5. #5
    Senior Member lukewall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    2000 Raleigh M50. 2006 Raleigh Rush Hour. 2008 Cannondale Synapse 6.
    Posts
    448
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm having the same problem at my building. i'm all for more people on bikes, but i keep thinking....where the hell were all these people when it was 18degrees?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    1,522
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If the rack is provided by your employer, talk to your coworkers. Then document how many of you are biking to work so you can make a case for more bike parking. If there are customers who arrive by bike, emphasize that when you're making the case. Most businesses care a great deal about things like customer parking.

  7. #7
    Senior Member neilfein's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Highland Park, NJ, USA
    My Bikes
    "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; Dahon Curve D3 folding bike; a green around-town cruiser; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB.
    Posts
    3,810
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can always get a folding bike and leave it under your desk.
    Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

  8. #8
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    You can always get a folding bike and leave it under your desk.
    actually i do have a folder in the house. which i bought thinking i could easily bring it up and down from the office. the dahon i have doesn't really fold all that small and at 30lbs it's kinda a hassle to deal with... especially in extremely crowded elevators and all that. plus, when i did use it, every security guard gave me the "eye" wondering what the hell i'm lugging into the building.

    i like the idea of folders, but i just don't find mine all that practical.

  9. #9
    CRIKEY!!!!!!! Cyclaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    My Bikes
    several
    Posts
    4,193
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ...so, did you circle the rack waiting for a spot to become available?
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

  10. #10
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,060
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    ...so, did you circle the rack waiting for a spot to become available?


    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    444
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    can you simply bring the bicycle into your workspace/cubicle area?

  12. #12
    EKO
    EKO is offline
    Noob EKO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    ...so, did you circle the rack waiting for a spot to become available?
    Nice...

  13. #13
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
    can you simply bring the bicycle into your workspace/cubicle area?
    oh, man... if i could do that i would be so happy. no bikes allowed in our building.

  14. #14
    Crankenstein bmclaughlin807's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Spokane
    My Bikes
    Novara Randonee (TankerBelle)
    Posts
    4,038
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    oh, man... if i could do that i would be so happy. no bikes allowed in our building.


    They MADE me bring my bike into the building... Everyone was concerned about it getting stolen or vandalized parked outside.
    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

  15. #15
    Senior Member littlewaywelt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    i never thought this would be a problem, but it appears that there are so many fair weather commuters now that all the good spots are taken by the time i get to work.

    this city is really changing rapidly. i don't remember it like this even just a couple of years ago. it's cool to see, but it's just weird being in "bike traffic jams" and not finding parking. those are problems for drivers, right??
    The rack in my building is beginning to get used as bike storage. One bike has been there, unmoved for more than a year. It found a neighbor a few weeks ago. I've never complained because having a full bike rack looks good and promotes it. It wouldn't take much for spaces to start becoming hard to find.
    One Less Car
    Conservation begins with you.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •