My mom was working at the local school, until she got laid off because of the economy/student population. I do believe she had told me the school no longer had a bike rack! I find that hard to believe, yet at the same time not so hard. Kids these days want their parents to drive them so they can txt their friends while listening to their Ipod. Now, I am not going to use my bike for my main mode of transportation, or even a secondary mode. I live 17 miles from work, so that just isnt happening. But I do once in a while run errands on my bike, it would be nice to see bike racks to lock it to.
I say if a place doesnt wanna have a bike rack, that is their choice. But that also means its your choice not to go there anymore
Honestly though, the only places I see bike racks anymore, in good quantity, are near cycling hotspots. Mostly along the Erie Canal trail, the little towns it goes through are pretty cycling friendly