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Shiny new bike racks

on February 28, 2009

The City of Oakland has been hard at work installing bike racks this last month in Oakland’s commercial districts, including 40th Street, Piedmont Avenue, College Avenue and the Grand/Lakeshore area.

This project started when the city got rid of parking meters and so unintentionally also removed 4,300 on-street bike parking spots. To read more about this, see the Oakland North article by Samson Reiny, Off with their heads.

The other day, I caught up with one of the city workers installing these racks. He started on his 300-rack quota three weeks ago and will be done by March 9 of this year. I let him know he’s making Oakland cyclists happy.

Here’s a few photos:

Freshly installed rack stickered up

Freshly installed rack all stickered up

Brand new rack

Brand new rack

Pile of racks left to install

Pile of racks left to install


  1. WELL on March 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Hope there will be some installed on North Telegraph @43rd near WELL.
    Is there a contact for request?

    Thank you!

  2. Keeping it Wheel on March 5, 2009 at 10:14 am

    All the information you need is on this website:
    It includes how to request a free rack be placed on public property, city contact information, maps where the racks are being installed and much more.

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