Category Archives: Bike Parking

The Traffic Network

and who has priority…

Times Square NYC features at the moment an experiment of the NYC DOT, an attempt to reclaim space for the pedestrian.  Of all Times Square users, pedestrians make up around seven times the number automobiles, yet the space devoted to them was previously 11%.  The current design turns Broadway around Times Square and Herald Square into a pedestrian zone, eliminating tricky intersections arising from Broadway’s diagonal cut through the uptown grid.  Not only does this reassign desperately needed space to the pedestrian Continue reading


Hamburg’s Bike Parking Houses

Fahrradhäuser bike parking house

Believe it or not, this is bicycle parking.  Here’s a website in German that explains more, or you can try my extremely rough translation.  In four neighborhoods around Hamburg these covered, locked bicycle parking facilities, Fahrradhäuser, have been built to accommodate bicycle parking for people living in an Altbau house, older buildings that may not have enough room on balconies or in hallways or basements for safely parking bicycles.  Continue reading