When Preston Street was rebuilt just a few short years ago, there were two bike posts installed on the brick pavers shown above. They were installed at the expense of the Preston BIA, since this predates the city program of installing parking-meter-post-conversions.
One disappeared, then the other.
I have brought this to the attention of our cycling advocates at city hall, suggesting the sturdier ring posts the city now uses would be very appropriate here. No dice. And I know others have made the same suggestion too, including Councillor’s staff and the (now defunct) RCAC.
But those bike posts just don’t want to come back.
And Pubwells is popular with cyclists; there are always bikes parked at the corner. Perhaps it is even from the revenues from cyclists that the Pubwell’s folks have been able to afford those very nifty new signs that now appear on the front and sides of the building.
I wonder if it has anything to do with whomever parks on the city side boulevard in the above picture, a boulevard that pretty much uniquely amongst the Preston side streets escaped landscaping and instead was paved over in a conveniently car-sized area. It certainly is easier to drive in and out of by using the curb cut on the sidewalk at the corner.
I now think this is an ideal candidate spot for a bike corral that might take up the whole boulevard space.