Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Downtown Bike Parking Project


We’re looking for volunteers – 2 or 3 hours of your time over one or another day to help paint the picture for us. Join us for the count – Thursday and Friday, September 27th and 28th. We’ll supply the maps and stuff (bring a clipboard if you have one) to support your efforts and assign people to cover sections of downtown to count bikes – both those on racks and, more importantly, where the informal bike parking problems are evident.

Brickyard bike parking: 2010 Capital City Cycles Alleycat #1
We’ll take that information and feed it into our committee work to identify locations for new installations – whether cluster racks or inverted “U” singles or even a new bike corral or two to help focus placements on where they are needed. Our work and your volunteer assistance can help make your trip downtown more convenient by ensuring a rack space is where you need it, when you need it.

It will also help us grow cycling for transportation – destination facilities like bike racks are important to those who would like to choose cycling but are concerned about the safety and security of their bikes when they come downtown.

Please come and help:
RSVP to johnluton@shaw.ca

Time and Place:
Thursday/Friday, September 27th/28th
10:30 a.m. meeting time – counts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starting point:
Downtown Victoria Business Association Office
20 Centennial Square (northeast corner of the Square at Douglas St.)

Thanks for your help. See you downtown!

via John Luton @ Capital Bike and Walk