I have spent some mental energy on the bike parking at the new Whole Foods in Noe Valley. I complained that there were not enough racks in the WF parking lot, and often we ended up tying up to parking meters on the street.
For example, this one directly in front of the Whole Foods.
Walking to the store on Sunday I noted these gorgeous stencils on the sidewalk directly in front of Whole Foods - apparently this location is on the MTA's list for new bike racks! Very appropriate location, and we are getting not one but TWO racks in this spot! And theoretically, the state of the injunction is that they can in fact put them in. I won't hold my breath but I believe it will happen!
One problem. Stepping back a bit...
The exact same parking meter that was being used for bike parking is now uncapped! I'm not exactly sure what this means - are they going to put in a credit card capable meter? Regardless, I find it cruelly ironic that in a spot that has less bike parking than it needs, we have been promised parking for 4 more bikes but until that happens, we currently have 2 FEWER spots. On top of this, our financially strapped MTA is not collecting revenue from cars parked at this location.
Chemical warfare against bike thieves!
3 days ago