With all the talk about expanding the number of Hubway bike rental stations in the North End and the Neighborhood Council’s efforts toward residential parking, North Ender Tommy-K Mayer has noticed the need for simple bike racks. She sends in this photo of bicyclists patronizing Bova’s Bakery with no place to lock their bikes. She says:
How much of the metal camped curbside is doing anything productive? One curbside space retrofitted with a bike rack would have allowed walkers to walk on the sidewalk.
In the suburbs, “free” parking is a driveway that you buy & pay annual property taxes on. No one had a “right” to free curbside parking. Driving is a privilege & a responsibility.