Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bike Room at Stringfellow Park & Ride Photos

Yesterday 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:

Expansion Highlights
  • 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.

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