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Bike Rack Fail

What I find sad is when a new retail establishment (who shall remain nameless) neglects to install a bike rack for it’s customers. This is especially upsetting in a location where the area has more lower income families who may actually need to travel by bike.

Perhaps I need to talk to the general manager of this place to see if they have any plans to change this.

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Written by dickdavid

November 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

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  1. Oh, just bring your bike into the store, and you will get someone on you immediately. Apparently there is a nationwide corporate policy about NO BIKES OF ANYKIND inside the store. Ask to speak to a manager, and ask them about the rack…

    bergerandfries

    November 25, 2012 at 8:37 am

  2. This is a real problem in Garland. A lack of places to secure a bike is the sole reason I don’t do a lot more around town by bike. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bike rack anywhere in this town. Stores have taken to encasing sign posts in concrete, so you can’t even fit a u-lock around those anymore. Good luck finding anything to lock a bike to at all in most strip malls. The businesses that are in those don’t own the property, and usually can’t add a bike rack without landlord approval. I asked a local store manager about getting a bike rack since I rode up on a bike and brought it in the store with me. She was nice about it, but she said she wasn’t able to, and I could tell that she wasn’t going to get the landlord involved. I really don’t know what the answer is.

    Jared

    November 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  3. I don’t know if this nameless retail establishment is related to the picture, but here in Tarrant County every store of that company I can recall has dedicated bike parking within sight of the front door. Even their little neighborhood markets. Perhaps the policies vary by county? I’d ask the manager and if it helps, I can send photos of the racks at their stores out here.

    Steve A

    November 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    • Yes it is related to the picture. Our local ‘Neighborhood Market’ has a rack as well, but it’s mostly used as a shopping cart ‘stop’ at the entrance, and blocked by loose carts on the other side.

      dickdavid

      November 28, 2012 at 12:06 am


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