Bikes, Bike Rentals, Showers and Getting to Work

2013-10-04 10.40.49This new bike rental program is available in New York, San Francisco, and  Chicago.  As a member, one can take a bike from any station and return it to any other station in the City.  Stations are located all over town.  You pay an annual fee of approximately $99 per year and get the first 30 minutes for free and $4 per hour thereafter.  You only need get the bike back to a station not to incur the overtime charge.  For commuters within an easy 30 minute ride of their work, they can rent the bike at the train or subway  and ride it to another bike station near work.  After work, they can take the bike from the station back to a station near the train or subway.

Bikes may be another way to solve the problem on how to get from the Expo line to work and vice versa.

How about using a bike rack to carry a bike to work?  Find free parking somewhere near work and ride the bike the rest of the way to work.

Bikes Parked at One of Our Tenants

Bikes Parked at One of Our Tenants

One of our tenants gives a free bike to any employee who agrees to ride a bike to work.  The company provides bike parking also.

In San Francisco, it is not uncommon for tenants to demand a shower in the building to use after a bike ride.  In fact, the zoning code requires that an office building provide a certain number of showers in the building depending on the buildings size.  Further, the code requires bike parking spaces.    In LA, we got a few of these shower requirements during the boom.   After the dot com boom, the replacement tenants wanted the showers taken out.  We just got our first request for a shower in a suite to accommodate bike commuters.

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