So the wonderful city of Seattle has decided that they will start providing on street parking for bicycles.
WTH are they doing to us?!
See the story.
So let me get this clear. The City of Seattle is taking money from their DOT fund to build on street bicycle parking. This means that one parking space per neighbourhood will be taken away and a new bike rack will be put on that spot.
Oh and lets not forget that it will cost $6,000-$7000 per bike parking rack to install.
Again, WTH?! They better be gold plated or perform erotic favours for that kind of money!
Good parking is scarce in this (or any other) city and now Mayor Greg 5-pennies and and his cronies have decided to take it away and give it to some greenies!!! Mayor 5-pennies needs to pull his head out of his fat arse!
What's wrong with providing additional bike lock racks along the sidewalks like any other normal city?
There's another flaw in this. In a worsening economy with our local governments in need of generating revenue, ours chose to toss it off on some bike racks!! They're not even high tech bike racks at that. I don't see anyplace to put money to park a bike so this little burden is apparently not on the bike riders.
If I have to pay to park my rice burner or my kraut kruiser on the street, then put a system on here to make the bikers pay for these things. You don't pay, then that bike is picked up and donated to a needy child or someone who could really use it.
Please don't take our parking Mayor Nickels. It's hard enough to want to drive into the city and visit it with the rates that the four wheelers have to pay to park. You're driving us away from the city. I love my car and if I wanted to live in a city where the bikes out number the cars, well I would live there already and have my own special Schwinn to ride.
How do you get to work Mayor Nickels and more importantly who pays for your parking?
That's what I thought.