Bike parking at Home Depot

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Bike parking at Home Depot
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Image by Steven Vance
Bike racks must be at least 3 feet away from other obstructions, like this curb at the bottom of the wall. Also, note the corner: You can’t park bikes on both racks at the same time. Thankfully, since a truck always blocks this area, no one will use it. They can use the Home Depot’s "decorative" fence on the sidewalk, or the remaining parking meters.

As you can see, I cannot lock my bike the way this rack is intended because the curb prevents the proper positioning of the bike. Because of this rack’s poor siting and installation, it may induce some cyclists to only lock the front wheel.

Bike Kitchen
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Image by Earthworm
This drop-in bike clinic is free. I love this space. Too bad they have to find a new one. The garage is going to replaced by new housing, probably yuppie loft space.

Bikes in the apartment
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Image by Listen Missy!
An example of integrating bikes into the decor of an NYC apartment, for an Apartment Therapy comment.

(By the way, there are three four other bikes in the living/dining room!)

We use and recommend these racks.

28 thoughts on “Bike parking at Home Depot

  1. reallyboring

    This is like the bike parking in my building, which still hasn’t been addressed. It actually keeps getting worse, as they’re using the laundry/bike room as a staging area for construction too. Blech. Drivers wouldn’t have to put up with this shit.

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  2. Steven Vance

    While parking parallel would allow ME to park at this bike, it would disallow additional users. This is what happens:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/4800810818/]

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  3. albinoduckino

    I think you must do things differently over there – at a UK train station this would have 6 or so bikes attached by 08.30!

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  4. Steven Vance

    This is at a hardware store that has 300 free automobile parking spaces in a shopping corridor mostly populated with strip malls. In my 30 visits here in three years, I’ve only noticed 5-7 other people come here on bikes.

    The store fulfilled its zoning requirements for bike parking by quantity, but by quality, heck no!

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  5. albinoduckino

    I was looking at photo no.2 – obviously a short attention span. I feel your pain re. drivers and planners.

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  6. Steven Vance

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/albinoduckino] The photo in the comments is in front of a restaurant in a tourist trap kind of area. We have several popular train stations with full bike parking. This is not the best example, but my best photo:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/3908902540/]

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  7. Brandt A.

    This bike parking corner looks identical to Target’s bike parking near where I live. Too close to the wall, and another set of parking adjacent to it. Even the wall pattern is the same.

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  8. Steven Vance

    This is how Target does bike racks at ALL of its Chicago stores:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/3669879413/]

    It’s actually good, although I wish they would choose an easier-to-use rack.

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  9. Stacy M.

    Hey, I’ve been to this place! It is off of Florida St!
    Too bad they are being pushed away for new housing.

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  10. Fighting Tiger

    awesome. That’s the coolest. If I was staying in Adelaide I’d be trying to bike up this city.

    Oh well, eventually I’ll be back in Australia and organising such a space would probably help with the karma of acquiring thousands of air miles worth of greenhouse gases.

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  11. Earthworm

    I think it’s just another pipe with two bends welded across the top. You can see another one in the next picture.

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  12. Red Dirt Girl Photo

    I counted 5 bikes in my kitchen area last night. I was ashamed.

    Great looking place, by the way.

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  13. scottelbot

    wow, this is a lovely little corner. beautiful place, this!
    (realized yesterday i had more bikes in house than in garage….) oops.

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  14. kharied

    here via your link on AT — your bike storage solution looks great! I like the way it fits well with the general vibe of the room/ brick walls.

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  15. daryl_s2

    Great place, Missy. I really like the ruffled floorboards.

    P.S. This weekend I rode my bike for nearly four blocks and didn’t fall off. That’s my second time on a bike in the the last 25 years so I was pretty pumped. Amy wasn’t all that impressed.

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