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Seen Around, Another Town:
I’m always on the lookout for cool and interesting bike infrastructure when exploring cities. I came this bike corral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood recently.
The car-shaped corral occupies what would traditionally be space for one car to park in. It provides space for up to twenty bikes. 
However, despite its clever and efficient design the corral has some limitations compared with other designs:

Seattle’s Department of Transportation has started installing on-street bike corrals that are easier to use, more versatile and expandable, and cost just a third as much as the ones they had been using.  (Seattle Bike Blog)

Seen Around, Another Town:

I’m always on the lookout for cool and interesting bike infrastructure when exploring cities. I came this bike corral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood recently.

The car-shaped corral occupies what would traditionally be space for one car to park in. It provides space for up to twenty bikes. 

However, despite its clever and efficient design the corral has some limitations compared with other designs:

Seattle’s Department of Transportation has started installing on-street bike corrals that are easier to use, more versatile and expandable, and cost just a third as much as the ones they had been using.  (Seattle Bike Blog)

Bikes and balloons: A shot from the streets of Amsterdam

Bikes and balloons: A shot from the streets of Amsterdam

Seen around town: riding the sunset at English Bay

Seen around town: riding the sunset at English Bay

Seen around town: One of the new daily bike counters on False Creek outside the revamped Science World. I was the 1000th cyclist to pass by the counter on Friday.

Seen around town: One of the new daily bike counters on False Creek outside the revamped Science World. I was the 1000th cyclist to pass by the counter on Friday.

Seen around town: a bird’s eye view of the Stanley Park seawall this past weekend. The seawall is grade separated with lanes for folks on bikes and foot.

Seen around town: a bird’s eye view of the Stanley Park seawall this past weekend. The seawall is grade separated with lanes for folks on bikes and foot.

here are some recent reflections from around town


I’ve got some more pics here if you’re interested in checking ‘em out.



Seen around town: An old bike repurposed into a mini street side garden on the 10th avenue bikeway here in Vancouver

Seen around town: An old bike repurposed into a mini street side garden on the 10th avenue bikeway here in Vancouver

Getting Around: ‘Good Bicycle Karma’ (Video)

Here’s a fun, simple, and low cost idea to encourage smart and safe cycling in cities. Copenhagen’s 'Karmaspotters' walk the streets of the city giving out good karma presents to cyclists who are being considerate while biking around the city.

(Source: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Related:

Around Town: "Yogi Bear" posted on a wall just east of Main Street along the 10th Ave bikeway. More pics here if you’re interested.

Around Town: "Yogi Bear" posted on a wall just east of Main Street along the 10th Ave bikeway. More pics here if you’re interested.