Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    My Bikes
    Atlantis, Jack Taylor
    Posts
    166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Peddle-up Banking?

    Was heading out of the house yesterday to do a few errands on my bicycle and wanted to stop by the bank to make a deposit. As a general rule, I don't leave my bike locked or where I can't see it and so I thought I'd just go in the drive-up. Then I thought, "No, for no good reason in the world, the bank probably wont allow that." So I put off the bank until later and then went on the motorbike. Asked the lady at the bank and she said No, bicycles are not allowed at the drive-up teller. I cannot see any safety issue involved, can you? I wonder if it would be good and worthwhile for a great number of bicyclists to badger banks (BofA first!) into being bicycle-friendly. It wouldn't cost them anything and it would be one more step to make bicycles a convenient alternative to the dino-sleds.

  2. #2
    Si Senior dbg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Naperville, Illinois
    My Bikes
    Too Numerous (not)
    Posts
    2,386
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've seen the same policy applied at fast food drive thru windows. (Once, when encountering a fast food restaurant who had closed inside but still served from the drive thru window for another hour, we tried it on foot and bicycle. They refused to serve us. Seemed kinda silly at 11:30PM, with no one around they wouldn't serve us food unless we were inside a car.)
    David Green, Naperville, IL USA "The older I get, the better I used to be" --Lee Trevino

  3. #3
    Recumbent Trike countersTrike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA.
    My Bikes
    WizWheelz TerraTrike with Velo-Kit & 24V motor, completely enclosed (fiberglass/kevlar & Lexan) EZ SX Tad with 36V motor
    Posts
    566
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    I've seen the same policy applied at fast food drive thru windows.
    Sorry to hear that. Makes no safety or financial sense. I get kind of annoyed with only drive-up (car) mailboxes. I have been very fortunate but it is so tiring to pedal through a obstacle/collision course riding my trike to get to a mailbox.

    countersTrike

  4. #4
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,847
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    I've seen the same policy applied at fast food drive thru windows. (Once, when encountering a fast food restaurant who had closed inside but still served from the drive thru window for another hour, we tried it on foot and bicycle. They refused to serve us. Seemed kinda silly at 11:30PM, with no one around they wouldn't serve us food unless we were inside a car.)
    I think that the fast food folks feel it's a safety and security issue for their employees. That's probably the same reason that the inside is closed.

    I can't say about banks, especially if they use one of those pneumatic tube systems.

  5. #5
    feros ferio John E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
    My Bikes
    1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
    Posts
    15,005
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have seen a recent (Advocacy and Safety ?) thread on the sordid topic of lack of "drive-up" access for pedestrians and bicyclists. Evidently some of the "our insurance forbids it" excuses are accurate. There are two scenarios under which bicycle access would really make a difference -- extended drive-up hours and lack of proper parking security. I would very much like to see bicyclist and pedestrian access mandated as a condition for granting a use permit for a drive-up facility.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
    Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
    Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069

  6. #6
    lhc
    lhc is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Raleigh, NC and Mt. Airy, NC
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 21
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know about the insurance excuse. The bank I used in Granville, Ohio, when I was in college, had no drive thru - only a walkup to supplement their inside tellers.

  7. #7
    Senior Member RoMad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Citrus county Fl.
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Tuscany , Lemond Poprad, 1970's Motobecane Grand Record
    Posts
    779
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have used the drive up window for the local Walgreens pharmacy pick-up and also used the one at a Regions bank. The lady at the bank thought it was interesting that I was on my bike, and asked me how far I had ridden, how long it took etc.. She never mentioned that I wasn't supposed to use the drive up. There is a Burger King not far away and I like their new .99 spicy chicken sandwiches, so I will give them a try too.

  8. #8
    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Post-partisan Paradise
    My Bikes
    GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
    Posts
    4,936
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No problem here. I've used pedal-up banking before.

    You haven't lived until you pull up to a fast-food drive-in window when it's 25F degrees out and ask for some to go stuff, and hang it on the back handlebar of a tandem hybred. Or something. The staff thought it was weird, but it worked for me.

  9. #9
    Small Member maddmaxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    My Bikes
    Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
    Posts
    7,080
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I've used pedal up banking without problem from the bank. The guy behind me in the 5000lb pickup truck seemed somewhat hostile though.

    I had always assumed that they might equate me with a pedestrian though and they specifically do not allow those in the drive up lane.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Timtruro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    North Truro, MA
    My Bikes
    '12 Salsa Casseroll...Pepé.
    Posts
    1,550
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did a walk up at Wendy's in N'awlins a couple of years ago. No problemo except for some funny looks.

  11. #11
    rck
    rck is offline
    Senior Member rck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    monroe (sw) wi
    My Bikes
    cannondale 400st, dean el diente, specialized hybrid
    Posts
    1,185
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've ridden and walked up to the drive thru at my bank both without eliciting any comments from the tellers. However, Monroe is a smaller town and I've been using that bank for 20 years.

  12. #12
    Senior Moment Litespeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Lakeside California
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Blueridge
    Posts
    952
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haven't done a drive thru for banking but have done it on the tandem to a Sav-On pharmacy. They didn't say anything, but the driver behind us was probably wondering what we were doing.
    I tried doing a drive through on horseback at a burger joint, but they wouldn't allow it, even though they had tie rails for horses in front of their place.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    6,901
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you ride a bicycle up to the drive thru, put your transaction in the tube and send it what are they going to do? Not take your money? I have walked up to the ATM at the drive thru and used it, I see no difference.

    What are they afraid of? A skateboarder robbing you? They just don't want kids on BMX bikes doing wheelies thru the drive thru.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NW AR & Central LA
    Posts
    2,642
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've done a pedal-up at my bank's ATM, which is adjacent to the drive-up teller lanes. No problem, although some girls in the Camaro ahead of me seemed to get a kick of the cyclist at the drive-up.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Milehi
    My Bikes
    Raleigh SC30
    Posts
    286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Maybe that is why they have the braille letters on the keys at the ATM so the passenger on the tandem bike can take out money.

    I have used my bank more then once on the weekend & they just ask how far I've ridden?

  16. #16
    Senior Member Foldable Two's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
    My Bikes
    2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20
    Posts
    1,306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Went through the drive-up at the McDonalds near PDX last week to purchase two soft ice cream cones. Noticed a sign that said "No Walk-ups". I asked the associate about going through the drive-thru on a bike. She said same rule applied - No Service.

    I think it's a Security issue. Bikes get away too fast and are very hard to track, especially after dark.

    Bugs me though!

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    While on a rode trip with my family in the Pa. Dutch country, we saw
    an Amish buggy at a bank drive thru. Kinda on topic.

    Dear Grammar police....I know.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never mind the grammer police,watch out for the spelling cops, road not rode.

  19. #19
    Yes it is a paradox
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    My Bikes
    Trek, Orbea,Specilized
    Posts
    320
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My local drug storeis so use to my riding to the drive through, that when I walk in they ask why I am not riding my bike.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Never mind the grammer police,watch out for the spelling cops, road not rode.


  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,259
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I occasionally take my bike and Cannondale Bugger thru the
    beverage drive thru...no problems.


Posting Permissions

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