Bike Parking Hall of Shame

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This bike rack is holding its maximum of two bikes.

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  • http://twitter.com/lindsaybanks Lindsay Banks

    That has to be the terrible rack at the Jewel on Des Plaines. But this one is worse: http://twitpic.com/99rca

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      Yep, Des Plaines. And they put a second one in line and touching the original, so they added net 0 spaces. Still just two spaces.

      Is that rack in Chicago? That is awful and should be removed immediately, if not because it’s a bad bike rack, but because it’s an obstruction.

  • http://twitter.com/lindsaybanks Lindsay Banks

    That has to be the terrible rack at the Jewel on Des Plaines. But this one is worse: http://twitpic.com/99rca

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      Yep, Des Plaines. And they put a second one in line and touching the original, so they added net 0 spaces. Still just two spaces.

      Is that rack in Chicago? That is awful and should be removed immediately, if not because it’s a bad bike rack, but because it’s an obstruction.

      • http://twitter.com/aka60643 AKA60643

        Yes, it could be viewed as a tripping hazard.

        • http://www.stevevance.net/ Steven Vance

          That kind of rack is actually common in Copenhagen, but it works out just fine for two reasons:

          It has an ad board above it advertising the business who installed it there (and the rack is installed in front of that business). The ad board makes it visible and tall so people don’t run into it.

          Secondly, bikes are not stolen as often in Denmark and most bicycles have an integrated rear-wheel lock.

  • http://twitter.com/dciskey Dan Ciskey

    The sick thing is I bet that rack still earns them a LEED point for that Jewel. And Lindsay, that’s not a bike rack; it’s some sort of street art or something. Disgusting. :(

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      It’s neither – it’s an obstruction and a safety hazard.

  • http://twitter.com/dciskey Dan Ciskey

    The sick thing is I bet that rack still earns them a LEED point for that Jewel. And Lindsay, that’s not a bike rack; it’s some sort of street art or something. Disgusting. :(

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      It’s neither – it’s an obstruction and a safety hazard.

  • Dave Krentz

    Hi from Canada! We have our share of questionable bike racks too … check this out:http://twitpic.com/4b3nw4

  • Dave Krentz

    Hi from Canada! We have our share of questionable bike racks too … check this out:http://twitpic.com/4b3nw4

  • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

    Hi from Canada! We have our share of questionable bike racks too … check this out:http://twitpic.com/4b3nw4

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      That’s a great example. I would do the same thing.

      What is the land/business use here?

      • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

        It`s a grocery store surrounded by very bikeable residential areas.

  • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

    Hi from Canada! We have our share of questionable bike racks too … check this out:http://twitpic.com/4b3nw4

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      That’s a great example. I would do the same thing.

      What is the land/business use here?

      • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

        It`s a grocery store surrounded by very bikeable residential areas.

  • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

    This one’s in front of one of my fave bike shops. http://twitpic.com/4ndc9t

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      I especially like your caption for that grill rack: “Unicycle parking. (Mine, at the end, is a tandem unicycle.)”

      • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

        Thanks. My twisted sarcasm shines through!

  • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

    This one’s in front of one of my fave bike shops. http://twitpic.com/4ndc9t

    • http://www.stevevance.net/planning Steven Vance

      I especially like your caption for that grill rack: “Unicycle parking. (Mine, at the end, is a tandem unicycle.)”

      • http://www.goingforthegreen.net Dave Krentz

        Thanks. My twisted sarcasm shines through!

  • Erin

    Can I nominate the bike rack at Home Depot on Elston?  They put it so close to the wall no bike’s front wheels would ever fit.  People have managed to put four bikes on that rack, however I had to bring my bike in when purchasing my sprinkler as I was not so creative. 

  • http://twitter.com/banoonoo Anna Schibrowsky

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8zG2N1KHcH13s09Ulw-TxNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

    The CVS at Halsted and 31st has a well-designed, well-placed bike rack, but the right side hasn’t been bolted down for months or maybe years. I imagine a determined person could shimmy a U-locked bike off the rack.

  • heidimassey

    Just discovering this now. Feeling great kinship and joy that I am not alone in my dismay at the WTF bike racks all over Chicago. Wish I had a photo of the ones in the covered garage at Target on Petersen in Rogers Park. I use the stop sign instead. It’s a pole with a circle at the top, like a lollipop. But it is totally the wrong height. Blergh.