The photo above shows a bike parked on top of a huge snow pile, and chained to a MBTA bus stop sign. One of the most overlooked needs in Cambridge is bicycle parking. In City Council, tonight, is the City Manager's response, agenda item # 8 http://www.cambridgema.gov/cityClerk/cmLetter.cfm?item_id=11810 to a March 3, 2008 policy order, http://www.cambridgema.gov/cityClerk/policyOrder.cfm?DetermineBackTo=Yes&item_id=21065 , requesting info re bike parking.
One modifcation we are requesting is to ban bicycle parking by chaining biles to dedicated handicapped parking signs. PWDs need to have room to manouver to get wheelchairs, walkers, or canes into the trunks of their cars, or into the back seats.
Another concern we have is the City's attention to providing bike parking in downtown locations, but not in neighborhoods. We need to provide handy, convenient and safe bike park areas in neighborhoods.
Therefore, I recommend that the City Manager's agenda item #8 be referred to the Transportation Committee to examine possible modifications.
Where do you park your bike?