I feel bad starting a new topic on this, but South Craig near Forbes has a pretty serious shortage of racks now. It was bad enough before, but at least Kiva Han had a few in front; since Bagel Factory replaced it even those racks are gone.
I’ll be handing them (and other Craig Street businesses) a flyer from the link below, but they’ve been there a while, I’m not sure what’s taking so long. Since the parking meters were removed there are even fewer lock-up spots.
Assuming you know about these… but there is a rack at Craig & Winthrop, some covered racks at the Rand Building and another covered rack under the PNC portico (although that is usually overrun with student/abandoned bikes
There is definitely a problem. There are some complications that i’m not willing to go into on the internet that, although super annoying, will at least help explain the delay, but I think it’s going to work out eventually.
Please drop an email to the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation and let them know that bike parking is a huge problem. Feel free to suggest bike corrals. It really helps when people that aren’t us contact these groups with ideas, problems, etc.
There is supposed to be some sort of public meeting coming up about it, which we’ll have info about once it’s organized. Council people respond well if you talk about your experience as a customer. “I bike to craig st because car parking is so hideous….now there’s no where for bike riding customers to park either….” etc etc
Paul, Thank you for your email. Councilman Peduto paid for new bike corrals in Shadyside that included a public design competition (judged by a group including Bike Pittsburgh). We selected a new design that Bike Pittsburgh, the neighborhood, business owners, Art Commission, and local architects were excited about. Unfortunately, this Administration has stood in the way of their placement. Now that we are through the election I am hopeful to get this done. I appreciate your list of locations, we will work with Bike Pittsburgh on them (many are in process – particularly all of Shadyside and craig Street)
Dan Gilman, Chief of Staff, Office of Councilman William Peduto