Let’s get a bike rack at the east liberty home depot!

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erok
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true lyle, too bad home depot is cutting them down tho.


erok
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sorry, couldnt resist


caitlin
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yeah if they didnt want large awesome oak trees, they could have planted different trees there. like some crappy pears that are way cheaper than oaks, and much shorter lived.

also they would not necessarily tear up the concrete. If given lots of space which oaks need, (and there are long wide tree lawns where these oaks are planted) the trees will only grow where the resources are. Trees are opportunistic and want to survive while putting out the least amount of energy possible. While some species have more aggressive root systems (red and norway maples are high on the list), oaks are not one of these.

Anyway, end tree rant. If you want to get more details feel free to contact me off line…. it just happens to be what I spend most of my ‘professional time’ doing.


caitlin
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oh wait addendum to rant:

one reason trees tear up sidewalks aside from being aggressive/wrong tree in wrong space is that sidewalk construction as it currently exists allows for condensation to form under the top block of concrete, and then the tree roots grow towards that water supply. there are a lot of ways to keep that from happening.. which i can also elaborate on in pm or email :)


StuInMcCandless
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Ah, the things you learn when you hang out with intelligent, well-educated people.


robjdlc
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Mission accomplished folks. The new rack is installed next to the propane on the right hand side of the store.

I also put in my letter of resignation yesterday, so good news all around!


erok
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!!!! I may make a special trip just to see it!!

congrats too! good luck with whichever way the wind blows


erok
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wow, we’re 2 for 2 with this…


caitlin
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WHERE ELSE CAN WE GET A RACK?!

I am trying to think of all the places i go that i mentally curse for not having racks.


dmtroyer
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Maybe we could convince the BNY Mellon building on William Penn downtown to buy some decent racks that don’t require removing one bolt to steal a bike locked to the end.

Maybe not, I don’t want to spoil a good thing. This BNY Mellon building has a covered storage room just for bikes.


StuInMcCandless
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Bellefield Towers in Oakland (Fifth & Bellefield). While I don’t travel there as often as I used to, when I did, I think you could lock up all of two bicycles there. Must be 500 people work there.

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