What’s Bike Parking in Kensington Market Like?

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

James Rathbone: I saw this new rack on Monday so I knew we should come and park here. It’s a lot better but you can tell this area needs more bike parking.
Lizzie Kagedan: It’s very, very difficult to find bike parking here. Usually you hover around looking for people who look like they may unlock a bike. I like the stands in this corral; easy to use and functional.

 

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

Jesse Dwyre: This is my first time using this rack. Usually, I lock to one of the posts near the park. The corral is nice but it looks pretty full already.

 

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

Lesley Martin: We were just talking about how Rob Ford thinks that no one bikes as we rode into Kensington, found a huge crowd of other cyclists and hoped we’d find an open bike rack.
Phil Provart: Compared to other places in the city bike parking in Kensington is hard to find. We’re happy we found this bike corral.

 

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

Leslie Lindsay: The large basket on my bike makes parking difficult. I need a sturdy rack so my bike doesn’t topple over. I like the corral but my basket makes it difficult for me to use the racks there.

 

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

Seamus Atkinson: It’s a good day when you actually find a bike rack to park at in Kensington. I usually park at the south end of Augusta but this corral is right across from where I needed to go today, it is very convenient.

 

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

Michael Monshi: Bike parking is more of a challenge in Kensington. I usually shop near the south end so I’m rarely up near here. Pleased to see this corral and love the racks. I can lock my front tire, frame and helmet to them with no fuss.

 

What's it like finding bike parking in Kensington Market?

Alain Poulin: Bike parking in Kensington can always be better. I really like this corral but the area needs more creative looking racks, I mean it is Kensington.

 

Photos at the Kensington Market bike corral on Augusta at Nassau by Hyedie Hashimoto.
Learn more about bike corrals and why businesses love them in our Spring 2011 issue. Get dandyhorse magazine here.

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