[Editors: We'd like to welcome Kris as a guest blogger who in his first segment is going to document his pursuit of bike parking. Kris is a long term organizer of Critical Ass and a ward captain in the bike union.]
Bike parking on College.: (Wikimedia/Xavier Snelgrove)
I've never been one to shy away from a good challenge. Really. One of the challenges I'm looking at right now is to get the city to install some bike parking in an odd little corner of the city. One of those unique little places that it would be completely impractical to accomodate in any official policies or guidelines as an exception to the general principles (because you'd have to list it, and all the others not quite like it, one at a time).
As far as I can tell, the place where I want to get some bike parking isn't a bad place to have it. It's just going to be politically inconvenient to get it installed. I expect the city staff to be busy enough with other things that I'll have to shoulder a good deal of the inconvenience myself.
So that's what I'm going to do. And I'm going to write about it here. That way, when you want to get some bike parking installed, you can take a look at your situation, figure that it isn't any worse than this one, and be able to refer back here as a guide if you need it.