Community Building

Commercial Bike Racks Needed to Replace “Sucker Poles” and Prevent Bike Thefts

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Recovered bicycles waiting for owners (Source: Santa Cruz Police Department) If your city has quite a few “sucker poles” where bicycles are stolen, adding commercial bike racks could make your business a hero to bicyclists. What is a “sucker pole?” It’s a name given to sign posts and other objects that at first appear to be a safe place to ... Read More »

Find a Bike Parking Rack and other Amenities Listed on Maps from True Bicycle-Friendly Cities

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There’s nothing more frustrating than planning a bike trip in a city for a day, finding some great locations to stop and then not finding a bike parking rack to secure your bike. There’s a solution for this – a bike map. More and more American cities and towns are working hard to become more bicycle friendly. They are creating ... Read More »

Speed Bumps and Parking Lot Supplies Can Make an Area Less Hazardous

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Studies show parking areas can be dangerous places. But the right combination of speed bumps, traffic control devices, signs and other parking lot supplies can put a dent in potential injuries and crashes. The statistics are scary. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, they found that 14% of all car crashes occurred in parking ... Read More »