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Old 03-16-19, 11:01 PM
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This apartment comes with a bike

I like this program in a new Baltimore development.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/busines...227-story.html

To encourage residents to go carless, it comes with a bike.
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Old 03-17-19, 08:36 AM
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Bikes are such personal things, a voucher for a bike would better suit a tenant. An actual bicycle better suits the PR department.
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https://onmilwaukee.com/market/artic...ndelbublr.html

Most of their urban rentals include indoor bike storage and repair stations.
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.... and no car park space?
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Old 03-17-19, 09:21 AM
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Giving a tenant a bike is a lot cheaper than building a parking space. duh.
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Old 03-17-19, 11:06 AM
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Giving a tenant a bike is a lot cheaper than building a parking space. duh.
And better for the planet and road congestion.

I wonder what the car free demographics look like for that neighborhood.

I remember in SF a project was blocked by neighborhood haters for ”not enough parking” several years ago (.5 spaces per unit) in an area where 70-75% of residents didn’t drive. I am sure even few people drive there with all the options. Unfortunately it took another decade for a project to even get started in that location, and we all know about housing issues in San Francisco.

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Give me a bike lane to work - I'll buy my own commuter bike.
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And better for tge llanet and road congestion.
Good points, very true. Win-win situation. My guess is that the money was the most important thing to the builder.
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More fun in LCF: Car Free Apartments in Baltimore
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High priced apartments I'll Bet..
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Bikes are such personal things, a voucher for a bike would better suit a tenant. An actual bicycle better suits the PR department.

Presumably, anyone who was moving in there intending to do anything but a short commute would already have their own bike.

The ride share bikes show there's definitely a market for "good enough" bikes.
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I think the builder is the one winning here.
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Giving a tenant a bike is a lot cheaper than building a parking space. duh.
Ya but, would you rather pay for a bike or a parking space.?? I'll take the parking space.
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
I wonder what the car free demographics look like for that neighborhood.
I just so happen to have driven up into Baltimore for the past two Mondays. There is a significant bicycle commuting presence in that city. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many bicyclists and of so many varieties. MTBs, hybrids, fixed gears, Surly LHTs, the whole spectrum. Of course, there are also many cars.
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
I like this program in a new Baltimore development.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/busines...227-story.html

To encourage residents to go carless, it comes with a bike.
Cool.
however... keep the bike, I have my own. I'd be more interested in bicycle friendly floorplans/storage.

Oh and I still need a parking spot.
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