As the weather turned colder and windier, some cyclists put their bikes away for the winter, but the intrepid WABA staff (and our friends at DDOT) decided that winter is the perfect season for increasing bike parking! For all of you hardy winter bikers, we have a little new years present for you: 50 new bike parking spaces in 5 on-street bike corrals now available downtown!
Together with a DDOT crew, WABA’s new Bike Parking Associate, Megan Van de Mark, installed the bike racks throughout Chinatown and Penn Quarter in the weeks before Christmas. Now, when you are headed downtown, you can spend less time hunting for a place to lock up in the cold and more time impressing your friends with your winter biking stories.
Biking to the Verizon Center to catch a Capitals game or to the National Portrait Gallery for a leisurely afternoon? Use the new on-street parking nearby at the intersection of 7th & G Streets NW to lock up.
Catching a movie at the E Street Cinema? Lock up to the new bike corral just south of there at the intersection of E & 11th Streets NW.
Trying to find the perfect wine and cheese for a winter dinner party? Bike on over to Cowgirl Creamery and use the gleaming new on-street rack located outside on F Street between 9th and 10th Streets NW.
Doing some post-holiday shopping at Macy’s? Ten new bike parking spaces are now available in the bike corral at the corner of G & 13th Streets NW.
Checking out the Navy Memorial? Now you can park at the new bike rack just north of there at the intersection of 8th and D Streets NW.
In the upcoming weeks and months, WABA will be installing additional U-racks by bike throughout DC. Do you know of other places around town lacking bike parking or of a specific location you would like to see a rack? Tell us about it! And check out our website for more information about WABA’s bike installation services. Specific requests for racks can be made on-line using this request form. Requests will be considered as soon as possible. Wanting racks installed outside of the District? Contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See more photos of the on-street bike corral installations on flickr.
I noticed the 11th/E St rack this weekend when I caught a movie at Landmark's E Street. Glad to know WABA was behind it. Congrats and thanks, Megan and WABA!
@Tayna - there are some on-street bike racks in Georgetown that we installed earlier this year. See here: http://waba.org/blog/2010/10/new-on-street-bike-parking/ We are working on putting together a Google Map with all on-street bike racks and the racks we are installing. Check back soon.
Fantastic! That's very exciting, and great locations. Any chance of getting some bike parking in Dupont Circle and Georgetown? Those areas are sorely in need of some WABA love.