Bicycle Parking Evaluations: Huntington Bank Steps It Up
Yesterday I pulled up to the Huntington Bank on West Front Street and was pleasantly surprised to find a bike rack. About 3 months ago, at the Munson Ave. branch, I had raised the issue of no bicycle parking to one of the tellers. She was instantly supportive and said she’d look up who is in charge of something like that for Traverse City. Not exactly certain it is connected, but it is still appreciated to see some response on the ground so quickly.
As far as the evaluation, I say 3 points, for a “good” rating is fair considering the cheap, unsecured grill rack (0-pts) and the pronounced location next to the ATM and only a few feet from the entrance (total of 3-pts).
You may notice that The Haul is parked on the outside end of the rack. This is because one consistent problem with grill racks is that many tires don’t actually fit in the slots or in the base area. As well, on thinner wheels it may even bend the rims. In addition, if other bicycles are parked there it can be a real hassle getting in and out. But, this is certainly a huge improvement from what was here before–nothing. Say “thank you” if this happens to be your bank.
Evaluate for yourself