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First person to correctly name the location of this bike rack will receive a Chainlink t-shirt (and anything else anyone would like to donate).

 

Past rack locations: 

Bike Rack #1

Bike Rack #2

Bike Rack #3

Bike Rack #4

 

 

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Come on people, it's been 4 minutes.  Someone needs to know this one!

Whole Foods in Lincoln Park.

 

 

Duppie, you win again?

 

You must be good at this!

I do get around.

 

Oh, and my job is rather boring...

This has to be one of the worst rack installations ever.  The racks are too close together for the interior ones to be used.

For a company that wants to project a "green" image, this Whole Foods sets a terrible example.  They have *400* car parking spots (indoors) and just a couple of (mostly unusable) bike racks.

too easy...whole foods LP
I was actually impressed with the number the racks could hold.  Are there any other grocery stores that have that many racks in the city?

Jeff Schneider said:

This has to be one of the worst rack installations ever.  The racks are too close together for the interior ones to be used.

For a company that wants to project a "green" image, this Whole Foods sets a terrible example.  They have *400* car parking spots (indoors) and just a couple of (mostly unusable) bike racks.

They probably have more racks than most other stores (they also have a lot more indoor car parking), but as I said, the interior ones are pretty much inaccessible, and so not very useful.  The usable racks are usually pretty full.  I often have to find a signpost to lock to when I go to that store.

Julie Hochstadter said:
I was actually impressed with the number the racks could hold.  Are there any other grocery stores that have that many racks in the city?

Jeff Schneider said:

This has to be one of the worst rack installations ever.  The racks are too close together for the interior ones to be used.

For a company that wants to project a "green" image, this Whole Foods sets a terrible example.  They have *400* car parking spots (indoors) and just a couple of (mostly unusable) bike racks.

And yet, it's head and shoulders above what almost any other retailer in Chicago provides, especially considering it was installed before the mandate in the 2006 building code revision.

Jeff Schneider said:

This has to be one of the worst rack installations ever.  The racks are too close together for the interior ones to be used.

I think that particular store has only been open since early 2009.

 

http://www.chicagofoodies.com/2009/05/lincoln-park-whole-foods-is-n...

 

h' said:

And yet, it's head and shoulders above what almost any other retailer in Chicago provides, especially considering it was installed before the mandate in the 2006 building code revision.

Jeff Schneider said:

This has to be one of the worst rack installations ever.  The racks are too close together for the interior ones to be used.

Maybe so,

But how many other grocery stores do you know where you can quaff a nice micro brew while you shop? I don't know of any other ones in the downtown area. That alone is reason enough to put up with crappy bike parking...


Jeff Schneider said:

This has to be one of the worst rack installations ever.  [...]

Jeff does has a point.  With SO MUCH car parking, it would be nice to see new businesses not only offering plentiful bike parking, but parking that is easy to get to and appropriate type of racks (which Whole Foods Lincoln Park does well, correct)?

 

It's a matter of looking at the glass half empty or half full.  And looking at the glass half empty isn't necessarily a bad thing if it helps encourage business owners to accommodate even more cyclists.

 

A definite conversation starter.

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