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LACBC Site Shows Bikes Sharing the Street

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, September 19, 2008, at 12:56PM
Park(ing) Day Shots Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The LACBC site includes a rack that can hold twelve bikes in a single parking space.

The Los Angeles County Bike Coalition's Park(ing) Day site on 1st street in front of the LA Times is geared toward cycles and not green space, but the installation's point about the shared use of the road ties in perfectly with the overall Park(ing) Day theme.

LACBC set up a bike rack in its space, showing that twelve bikes can park in the space normally reserved for a single car. The spot was conveniently already coned off thanks to construction one block over at the new LAPD headquarters.

In the traffic lane next to the site the bikers placed a sharrow, a road marking reminding drivers that bicycles have a right to share the roadway. Official sharrows are being placed around the country by transportation agencies, but locally they've tended to be of the guerrilla variety.

Around noon the site was proving to be a practical spot, as passing cyclists stopped to chat or take advantage of the convenient parking.


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