Replace car spaces with free on-street bike racks.
Very simple really - the space of one car could fit bike racks for 6-12 bikes. Cambridge is a great UK example for this. Every residential street should have at least one space dedicated to bike storage - far more people own bikes than cars, yet there are so many places to park your car but none to park a bike.
The bike storage hangars are great - but expensive. Just have on-street bike parking on residential streets, especially those with tenements or other flats.
They don't even have to be covered - people can get seat covers or wipe their seats when it rains, we're not made of sugar. Literally just 4-6 sheffield hoops, that's it.
Why the contribution is important
Flats are small, and in shared accommodation there's not enough space for multiple bikes. Carrying bikes up is difficult, especially if you live on the 3rd/4th floor. Also important from a fire-safety perspective - tenements stairs get filled up with bikes.
I drive a car, and pay for my permit. I'd happily give up my space for bike spaces. Encourage people to have bikes instead of cars, where they can.
by thomasz on August 06, 2020 at 02:44PM