Vu sur l’excellent blog du shop Cityground, voici le Bike Corral, une initiative intéressante de la ville de Long beach autour du concept du parking à vélo :
« The Long Beach bike corral is a metal rack shaped like a car that fits into a standard parking space (traditionally used to park one automobile) to provide on-street parking for 14 bikes. Based on the experiences of other cities, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists benefit from bike corrals in the following ways: Businesses: Corrals provide a 14-to-1 customer to parking space ratio and advertise bike-friendliness. They also improve the outdoor café seating environment by removing locked bikes from the sidewalk and railing, and provide a buffer between parked cars and sidewalk dining. »
> Pedestrians: Corrals clear the sidewalks and serve as de facto curb extensions.
> Bicyclists: Corrals increase the visibility of bicycling and improve cyclists’ access to commercial corridors.
> Motorists: If placed near street corners, bike corrals have been found to improve visibility at intersections by eliminating the opportunity for larger vehicles to park and block their line of sight.
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