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    Default Bike infrastructure architecture around the world

    Needless to say, the US doesn't have any cool entries.

    http://www.archdaily.com/806102/12-i...chDaily%20List

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    Needless to say, the US doesn't have any cool entries.

    http://www.archdaily.com/806102/12-i...chDaily%20List
    Thanks for sharing this! I've often wondered what a compact, urban bike track might look like. Something a little technical, a little fast, accessible to all skill levels yet race-able.

    Most of the places I've lived don't have the wonderful access to bike trans infrastructure that we enjoy in NOVA/MD; something like the mini-velodrome or the Denmark Pavilion (which made me crave Dairy Queen for some reason) could provide a concentrated place for folks to discover/enjoy biking not unlike what a municipal pool does for swimming. Of course, I'm a tad biased...
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    So, in the Electra BikeHub, how do people get their bikes into the upper cells?

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    I think its just a showcase for Electra brand bikes. So they probably use a step ladder. It looks cool, but not really practical as storage.

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    So, in the Electra BikeHub, how do people get their bikes into the upper cells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    I think its just a showcase for Electra brand bikes. So they probably use a step ladder. It looks cool, but not really practical as storage.
    Well, in the linked article, they talk about it being a showcase during the summer, but having people store their bikes there during the winter. But I guess if you're storing it there continuously for months at a time, staff might be able to help you put it up in the fall and take it down in the spring. I'm just mystified by the concept of not biking at all for several months at a time.

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    The Martin Olav Sabo bike/pedestrian bridge on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis is pretty cool. It's hard to capture on camera because of the way it curves, but here's one view:

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    About a mile up the trail from the bridge, Freewheel Bikes is accessible only from the trail level (the trail is below ground level):

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    One GREAT thing about that trail is that there are separate lanes for bikes and peds, which makes it much less stressful and safer for everyone.

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    The High Trestle Trail Bridge in Madrid, Iowa, is pretty awesome: http://www.inhf.org/what-we-do/prote...trestle-trail/

    But it would be great if the designers of the W&OD bridge over Lee Highway in EFC would take some inspiration from these.

    Ah, I'm so funny.

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