Thursday, August 19, 2010

roll on up

On the north side of Vancouver City Hall there's a bicycle ramp leading up a flight of stairs.

bicycle ramp

Compared to a motor vehicle or even pedestrian ramp, that's a seriously small footprint!

I saw the sign a few seconds before I realized what it was talking about, such a subtle addition it is.

How much does it cost?
Is it hard to install?
Who makes them?
Does the city have plans to install any more?

I gave it a try. Swoop! Easy enough and far more appropriate than carrying your bicycle up the stairs, especially when it's made a of heavy steel or when you're wearing footwear inappropriate to carrying large loads. Now that I've noticed this, I'll keep my eye out for more.

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