My bike (Gary’s) parked outside Swingers Diner with one of the new bike racks. Credit Gary Kavanagh
Gary Kavanagh, well known in the cycling world here in So Cal, wrote a great piece about protecting your bike from being stolen. Santa Monica has been installing new bike racks and Gary has some tips.
It was only a couple months ago that I was lamenting the lack of bike racks at many locations around town, particularly parts of Santa Monica outside the downtown region.
I am happy to report that this is quickly being addressed with the installation of a lot of new bike racks. It seems almost every day I’ve been out riding in the past week I spot a new bike rack that wasn’t there before.
A new design has started in Santa Monica that is a little more functional than the silver bollard racks used primarily in downtown. With two points of contact on the new racks, it is much easier to balance the bike against it without falling over, and the heavily rubberized coating reduces the chance of scuffing your………
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