Suburban Assault

The Shift is Happening

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A Fellow Bike Commuter

I’ve been bike commuting for years. Riding to work is particularly challenging because of all the barriers—which include time (or the lack of it), Texas heat and heavy car traffic. The car traffic, especially around my office building at rush hour, is probably the biggest of those obstacles. There are no bike friendly routes in this area, so most folks don’t even bother.

You could imagine my surprise when I saw this bike parked outside of my building, yesterday. Finally, another person in my building is bike commuting. The shift is happening and the momentum—although really, really slow—is starting to move towards bicycling.

This starts to raise another question: why aren’t there any safe and secure bike parking facilities at my building? Even though I’ve always brought my bike inside, I’m upset with myself for not noticing before. Looks like I need to start a campaign to change that. I’ll be reaching out to the owners of IBP Business Park, to see if they can add proper bike parking racks in their existing buildings, and include them on future developments.

Written by dickdavid

October 25, 2016 at 4:49 am

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  1. Do they have showers?

    Steve A

    October 27, 2016 at 6:18 am

  2. If you can park your bike inside the building, I’d think showers and lockers would be more useful than bike racks. When I worked at Alliance Airport, I was fortunate to have an assigned locker right next to the private shower room, along with a nearby elevator that took me and my bike up to the third floor where I had “behind the door” parking in my office. The only inconvenience was that I occasionally had to help a motorcyclist trigger the induction sensor at the exit gate. Yup, bicycles triggered the sensor easier than motorcycles. I don’t know if that is true elsewhere or not.

    Steve A

    October 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm

  3. Hey never Mind the Feds or government city building. what a about Bike shops, bakeries and breweries… ?? Question really remains not about the showers, but the securities for parking in these public places. Ride.

    Tony Tennant

    March 15, 2017 at 3:42 am

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