As part of our ongoing series, we are highlighting well-designed bike rooms and facilities across the country. In addition to featuring the products and layout, we wanted to understand the motivations and benefits of those creating and using these facilities. For February, we are featuring Takoma Central, an apartment home development in Washington DC, and owner of The Bike Rack and bikeroomdesigns.com, Chuck Harney:
1) Why did this building choose to update/add bike parking?
This was new construction and DC mandates bike parking for new buildings. In addition, the developer is a cyclist and understands the need and the marketing potential of a really nicely designed bike room.
2) Have you received any tenet/user feedback?
According to the developer, the room is heavily used and the tenants love it.
3) Why did choose to use Saris products?
I developed a great relationship/partnership with Saris on the commercial side. Saris offers a variety of products to fit any bike room need.