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Cyclists Still Second-Class Citizens at the Kentucky State Fair

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Branden Klayko.
Kentucky State Fair Guide to Fun. (Courtesy Kentucky State Fair)

Kentucky State Fair Guide to Fun. (Courtesy Kentucky State Fair)

The Kentucky State Fair (KSF) begins today, but good luck riding your bike there. Following the KSF’s fumble on bike parking that blew up last year, the fair board is on track to repeat many of the mistakes that have given the it a reputation as bike-unfriendly as far away as Dallas. Like last year, bikes will not be allowed inside the fairgrounds’ gates and the fair offers no incentives for cyclists to attend like other states do, causing jeers from local bike advocates. Which made us surprised to see the KSF proudly declare on its Facebook page:

Grab your helmets and bells, we are a bike friendly facility! In addition to bicycle racks at every gate, the Kentucky State Fair Bicycle Corral is located at Gate 4 in Lot H. The two new bicycle racks at Gate 6 off Preston are designed to meet the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals national standards.

We spoke with Bicycling for Louisville and Metro Louisville’s Bike Louisville to figure out why significant changes weren’t made since last year and what could be done to make things better next year.

Continue reading after the jump.

Why don’t businesses take a hint on bike parking?

Monday, August 1, 2011 by Erik Weber.
No bike parking at the Dutchmans Lane Shopping Center. (Erik Weber)

No bike parking at the Dutchmans Lane Shopping Center. (Erik Weber)

In many cities, particularly examples like Louisville that aren’t quite as far along on bike infrastructure as the usual velo-havens (Portland, Minneapolis, et al), you don’t have to look far to find bikes locked up outside businesses, but lacking a real bike rack. These bikes are usually latched to anything in sight: parking meters, trees, hand rails, exposed pipes.

Some places will take the initiative and install a bike rack, or petition the city to have them installed. Most just sit around and do nothing. Apparently, the YMCA of Greater Louisville is one of the latter.

Continue reading after the jump.

Portland Bike Parking

Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Branden Klayko.
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Bike rack in Portland, Oregon (BS Photo)

Portland, Oregon is widely recognized as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, and one major part of what gives them that title is an abundance of bike parking infrastructure.  Anywhere you go in the city, there seems to always be some convenient place to lock up your bike whether it’s at a simple staple lock on the sidewalk or at a the now-ubiquitous on-street bike corrals.

Click through for more on Portland’s bike parking.

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