The City of Raleigh has begun a bike rack initiative and wants to know where cyclists want bike parking. This is a great opporunity to provide input on where these racks are installed. City riding has exploded recently and there are areas we all recognize as prime candidates for increased bike parking. Help encourage trips by bicycle by recommending racks at destinations you frequent.
How do I submit my ideas? It’s easy! Just follow these easy steps:
“Oaks and Spokes” as it has affectionately been tagged, was created by a group of cycling advocates in the downtown area, aiming to celebrate bicycles, the people who ride them and the urban fabric that brings it all together in the “City of Oaks.” The 2013 Bicycle Festival was the first of it’s kind in Raleigh, NC. Due to the diversity of activities, bicycle riders and cyclists of all types came together to celebrate cycling culture in the city. The event which spanned 10-days and was comprised of 13 events attracted an estimated 1,300 participants. For more information on the activities the press release can be found here and to learn more about the festival see the local coverage here and here.
O&S is excited to announce the dates for the 2014 festival in Raleigh, NC. We’ve put together a fantastic team and are working hard on establishing a lineup for the events. Stay tuned!
While maybe not technically cycling related, I thought this was a fun thing to touch on today. All around downtown, someone has been yarnbombing street signs and bike racks. Yarnbombing is a sort of street art that brings color into otherwise bland urban infrastructure. It serves a practical purpose as well, helping to protect your bike’s frame from scratches as you lock up. I don’t know who is doing this, but I like it! In particular, I think the additions to the animal racks outside of Chuck’s/Beasley’s/Fox at Martin and Wilmington are adorable. What’s your favorite bit of street art?