Bike Valets for Inauguration Day

In the New York Times:

Driving doesn’t look like a great option. And while mass transit may be, Washington’s subway and bus system are expected to be packed.

Which, in spite of the expected frigid conditions, makes the idea of biking to President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration all the more attractive. One question, though: Where do you stash your bike?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association has come up with an answer — bike valets.

With the blessing and support of Washington’s Transportation Department, W.A.B.A. will be operating two valet stations near the National Mall — one to the south (at the Jefferson Memorial) and one to the north (just north of the White House on 16th Street).

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2 Responses to “Bike Valets for Inauguration Day”

  • Dottie says:

    On election night I went to Grant Park in Chicago with a group of six and we all rode our bikes. The sidewalks were spilling over with bikes, bikes everywhere, as people quickly ran out of the usual places to lock them. A bike valet would have been useful, but impossible to find or control in such a huge crowd. Maybe it will be more managed in DC tomorrow. (wow, tomorrow!)

  • Road News & Results - January 20, 2009 says:

    […] your bike to the Inaguration? You can get free valet parking courtesy of the Washington Area Bicyclist AssociationWith the blessing and support of […]

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