Santa Monica adds 6 bike racks per year

Nate Baird discovered this gem in this long article by the SMDP on struggling businesses in downtown Santa Monica:

Two years ago, Owens-Amsden said she tried to have a bike rack installed, but hit another obstacle when City Hall told her that only six bicycle racks are granted per year. There was a waiting list, but it is years long, so she offered to pay for the rack if City Hall would install it but was denied.

I don’t know if this anecdote accurately reflects city policy, but if it does, it gives us more reason to question the League of American Bicyclist’s Bronze award to Santa Monica for being bike friendly.

Alex Thompson

Bikerowave co-founder, Cyclists' Bill of Rights co-author, President of Bikeside, and Math Phd. HULK SMASH straight from Michigan!

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