By Rourke Healey
As a Bicycle Parking Coordinator at the SF Bicycle Coalition, I’m proud to say that I’ve sited over 100 bicycle racks throughout San Francisco since June 1. From the Richmond to Bayview, the SF Bicycle Coalition has worked with businesses and residents to increase bicycle parking options across the city. Our goal is to survey and site an additional 600 bike racks throughout the San Francisco by 2018.
Having a bicycle rack sited outside your favorite spots to frequent is quick, easy and free. Whether you work, live or are just visiting SF, anyone can simply fill out an online bicycle rack request form. A Bicycle Parking Coordinator will then come to your location to survey and site a sidewalk rack whenever and wherever possible. Once sited, bike racks are installed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency within three to six months.
These racks are provided by the City and placed on City-owned sidewalks, and do not take up parking spaces. If demand is high enough, bike corrals bearing three or more bike racks can be requested in front of a location through the online application.
We encourage business-owners and residents alike to request a bike rack before the end of summer. Placed directly in front of your desired location, these racks provide safe and convenient bike parking for your office, favorite shopping locations, restaurants and more!