The Bike Rack is Back!
A Seattle First
Way back when, in the late 1970's, Angel Rodriguez worked with the city to secure Seattle's first 'on-street' bicycle parking area in front of R+E Cycles. Here's a picture of the shop in 1983 with Seattle's only 'on-street' bicycle parking area.
One Sad, Overcrowded Bike Rack
Over the years, the racks have been replaced a few times, and the space really got outdated. The rack that remained would not contain all of the cyclists that wanted to use it, so they even locked up to the 'bicycle parking only' sign. Here's a picture of what our shop looked like in February of 2010.
The Rack is Back!
Well, no more! The city just replaced that old run down rack with a newer, bigger unit. Now cyclists can park their bikes securely in front of our shop again without the worry of damage. Here's a current photo of R+E Cycles (August 2010) with the new and improved Seattle City bike lock-up area.
Thank you Seattle, and everyone else that worked on helping us with this project with us!