For many local business, providing adequate parking for bikes is a serious issue. Customers struggle to find safe, secure and convenient locations to park their bike while they patronize the business. This was the case for Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar on 20th St. NW in the Dupont Circle area which was in constant need of more bike parking.
Through a new partnership with DDOT called BikeBrand Your Biz, DDOT and WABA installed two custom bike racks in front of Filter to accommodate the large number of customer bikes. Of the two custom racks installed, one rack was in the shape of a hot cup of coffee with the other rack in the shape of a French coffee press. Both racks were painted bright orange for high visibility and to match the Filter branding.
The custom racks are paid for by the business and installed for free. Costs for custom racks range between $500 and $1500 depending on the design. Businesses interested in having a custom rack installed should contact WABA at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details.
WABA will be installing additional U-style bike racks throughout the District of Columbia through a grant from DDOT. Please visit the WABA website for more information about our bike parking program.