Where Would You Like to Place New Bike Racks?

Tell us where you'd like to park your bike around town.

As new bike racks have been springing up along Detroit Avenue, maybe you have looked around and noticed a good spot for a bike rack. Suggestions are welcome. 

One of the key takeaways from last year’s bike study is that in Lakewood, biking is kind of a big deal. 

“It’s how people get around,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. “We have so many folks who ride as transportation. There (are) recreational riders, people who ride to run errands, and there’s commuter riders.”

The city’s  showed where in the city bike traffic is heaviest. Those areas along Detroit Avenue are getting the racks.

As part of their construction plans, the  and the  will each have a bike rack.

 — in front of the  — is also getting one. So are spaces near the , ,  and .

The block in front of  has the highest density for bicycle traffic in the entire city, according to the bike study.

Have an idea about where to place a bike rack? Click on the "Comment" button below and make a suggestion. 

Kathy June 20, 2012 at 08:25 PM
In front of Dewey's or somewhere along the west end portion of Detroit.
Steve June 20, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Quit listening to Dru Siley. Madison Ave. was always the main corridor thru lakewood.; Thats where you put them. Detroit is way to congested, and I bet the house that nothing will really help them down there, shardes and all...
Brandon Scullion June 20, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Here is my idea. I feel that these bike racks should be installed en mass. My thought is to place at least 1-2 per block along the main thoroughfares. On Madison Ave. from Bird Town all the way down to Spring Garden and On Detroit Ave. from 117th to Riverside Drive. I guess I just don't understand why, if we are taking such great strides towards being such a strong cycling/pedestrian community, do we have to think so hard about where to put a bike rack. We need them, they are cheap and I know I for one would be willing to put my money where my mouth is and be happy to pay for one.
Brandon Scullion June 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Steve, are you saying because Detroit is a busy street we shouldn't put in bike racks? I know your position on cyclists in Lakewood but this makes even less sense.
Rick Uldricks June 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Please put one in front of Mahall's.
Brandon Scullion June 21, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Like a bunch of them.
Kristen Bindel June 21, 2012 at 05:34 PM
How about looking at where we commonly see bunches of bikes chained to trees/light posts/parking meters, and choosing some of those locations to start? I know seeing bikes chained up to garbage cans at Marc's and to the light posts at United Dairy Farmers is quite unattractive.
Peter Grossetti June 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Kristen - are you proposing that unattractive garbage cans and light posts be replaced with (more attractive?) bike racks? It IS the garbage cans and light posts that bother you, right? not the bikes themselves?
Kristen Bindel June 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Peter- I'm stating that bikes cluttered around objects not meant for locking up bikes is unattractive.
Charlie Hargrave March 29, 2013 at 02:14 PM
I'm coming late to this conversation it seems, but..... How about adding a meter to these bike racks like the cars have? Makes sense, why let bicycles not only park for free, but also at our expense to provide bike racks? Let the bicyclists pay their fair share.
Brandon Scullion April 02, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Charlie: First question. Are you anti bike in the road? Second, there is only one of these corrals in existence and I hope this is what you are referring to. Otherwise you would be recommending that we make people pay to lock up a bicycle at places like the library or school. Either way, cars wear down infrastructure, bicycles do not.


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