Most of us agree that Beech Street in the West End needs more bike racks. I’m personally tired of using dirty, stinking, filthy garbage pails, street signs and other bikes to secure my own. When we think of bike racks we automatically think of the plain, soon-to-be rusty boring ones that are just bolted to the sidewalk and never taken care of again. But bike racks can add more to a community than just a place to lock your bike; they can be conversation pieces, works of art and sculptures which brings some fun to our community.
I was just sent the image below as a possible bike rack that is allegedly being considered for Beech Street. As the person who sent me the image tells me, “I would love to see each business try to outdo each other for the most clever, colorful bike rack!” It has been suggested that business owners might be asked to donate the bike racks, thus not costing the taxpayer a single cent.
As of now the style bike rack in the image below is not being installed, but it’s just one of the new ideas that’s being thrown around. Will it be installed? Only time will tell… but if I hear more, I’ll post.