What: Lift Lock and Town Clock (actually Market Hall) Designer Bike Racks in Peterborough, Ontario.
Where: At The City Hall on George Street.
Why we think it's dandy: It's wonderful when heritage and art can be combined in one project and even better when that project happens to benefit cyclists. (Yay, more bike parking!) Well done Peterborough! PS Did you know that the Lift Lock became the highest hydraulic lift in the world when it opened to great fanfare in 1904? You can read more about the new racks in the Peterborough Examiner.
Spotted: Jam-Packed Bike Parking
What: Busy bike racks.
Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario and 401 Richmond.
Why we think it's dandy: Overflowing bike racks remind us of the number of riders in the city and the need for infrastructure to keep up with the demand.
Also: Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Eleanor McMahon, recently announced new funds for new bike parking at cultural destinations, like the AGO (seen above).
See Metro's article.
Submission by Amanda Giacomazzo.
Repurposing some nearby infrastructure. Pro Tip: Check to make sure the street sign is securely in the ground before locking your steed to it (on the sidewalk side, not the traffic side which can result in the dreaded 'taco wheel'.)
Getting creative by going vertical outside of 401 Richmond, a cultural creative hub for Toronto's artists downtown.
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