sounds like a win-win to me

the people at the sopo bike co-operative in east atlanta have hit on a pretty cool fundraising idea. basically for a $25 donation from a local business plus material costs they will install a bolted-down bike rack. so tell me how this isn’t a bad idea? the business becomes more biker-friendly, the city becomes more biker friendly and the sopo bike co-operative gets a nice donation.

racks have now been installed at the gear revival, eat’s, manuel’s tavern and the videodrome, with more on the way.

you can see a flier here, and also a scorecard of local businesses that are participating here.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

    It’s a start…. There is still a massive shortage of bike lanes and bike-able roads in the city though. I’d love to bike to work, but the fact is I don’t want to die trying.

  2. d.ortiz (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    Kevin, two things:

    1) bike lanes are overrated. Cities get them, and they wind up more dangerous as a result. People park in them, drive in them, don’t give you as much space, don’t notice you as much, etc.

    2) Atlanta isn’t a bad place to bike in. Of course, it depends on where you are coming from/going to, but I bike through downtown to and from work every day. Been doing it for two years and have never even had a close call. Grab a lane and be visible, 99.99% of drivers will give you a great deal of slack.

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