I was just having fun. I am just always amazed, like Ken, at how much these
things cost. I know I am in the wrong business when I see these reports. It
does seem ludicrous though. There must be a cheaper, better way. For some
reason I just keep thinking of the half-acre lots next to the train stations
in the Netherlands, full of bikes that all looked the same on old-fashioned
bike racks- I don't know how people figured out which bike was theirs!
Here is a youtube video about parking a bike at a Netherlands rail station
and some other cool links to give perspective! There are some fancy bike
facilities there because they are having to deal with thousands and
thousands of bikes at the train stations:
From: Bruce Kulik [mailto:bkulik@...
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 9:54 AM
To: Glenn Dickson
Subject: Re: [MedfordBiPeds] Re: Oak Grove station bike cage opening April
Your comment prompted me to read the article more carefully. Assuming that
MAPC got it right, most of the construction is not for the "cage"
type facility, but rather simply covered racks.
I now agree with you and John. That seems like an excessive cost per space
(assuming I correctly read the sarcasm in your reply). The altruist in me
wants to believe that there is more to this story than MAPC reports, but the
cynic in me wants to bid on the project.
On 4/12/2013 9:32 AM, Glenn Dickson wrote:
> Fun with numbers! For 1600 bike parking spaces, that is only $38,125
> per bike parking space! Gotta love it, it is money well spent.
> Better than spending it on more roads.