Thursday, June 16, 2016
Bike Room at Stringfellow Park & Ride PhotosYesterday we attended the Stringfellow Park & Ride ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility was recently expanded to include the county's second secure bike room. We were able to tour the facility and check out the new racks. There's a row of inverted U racks and a row of 2-Tier racks, all located inside a covered bike cage accessed by a key fob, which is also usable at the Wiehe-Reston East bike room.
As far as we know, this is the first installation of the 2-Tier racks in the county. Using the racks, made by Dero, will take some practice. To park in the upper rack, a cyclist must first pull the rack out and down, lift the bike into the rack, attach the spring-loaded wheel holder to the front wheel, lift up the rack and bike and roll back into place. You can then squeeze between the racks and place a U-lock around the frame. Most people will use the U-racks and the lower tier racks but the upper racks add capacity when those are full.
Here's a video showing the process:
- Approximately 300 additional parking spaces.
- Three additional bus bays.
- A Connector transit store
- Improved pedestrian and bike facilities, including a secure bike room.
- Solar panel with net metering for electric service.
- 9 biofilters for Low Impact Development (LID) features.