WABI Burien to roll out Downtown Burien Bike Racks; Seeking Sponsors


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WABI Burien announced Friday (April 5) that it has 41 bike racks in production which will soon be installed all over Burien – and these racks are in need of Sponsors!

“We’ve all been waiting a long time for this,” said WABI Burien President Maureen Hoffmann. “WABI-ists have been working hard to see our city populated with bike racks. We smile at the thought of kids and their families growing up with bike racks to lock up to when they ride into town. We believe strongly that the presence of these racks will encourage cycling for exercise, transportation and well-being and will have a positive impact on our local economy.”

Check out this page for the project overview and links to further, detailed information:

http://www.wabiburien.org/bike-racks-for-burien/

SPONSOR A RACK!
Along with the bike racks comes a special opportunity for businesses and individuals to sponsor a rack featuring their name/logo. This offers tremendous visibility and self-promotion.

With only 41 racks available, WABI will be having a “Sponsorship Sprint” on Friday, April 19, starting at 9 a.m. (details here). Prospective sponsors must send an e-mail date-stamped AFTER 9 a.m. on the 19th to get into the queue to vie for one of these prime rack locations.

Here are some photos of the racks:

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WABI is also asking for suggestions from the community for locations to add to the list (details here).

“We ask that people look at the interactive map and make a comment or send an e-mail with a wish list of bike rack hot spots,” Maureen added.

Here’s the map:


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7 Responses to “WABI Burien to roll out Downtown Burien Bike Racks; Seeking Sponsors”
  1. M-on-a-bike says:

    Just think, you’ll be able to ride your bike to run errands around town and you’ll have places to lock it up! I’m so excited.

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  2. Rob says:

    Yup it’s pretty good!

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  3. Katja Kloepfer says:

    Awesome, very happy about racks, now we just have to figure out some bike lanes, especially on Ambaum, where car drivers honk and pedestrians shout, ‘where to ride?’.

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    • Brooks says:

      Katja- There are a lot of better options for the time being than Ambaum. From 132nd southward I use 6th Ave SW. North of there 4th Ave SW is the best corridor for bikes. Long term, Ambaum would need protected bikeways. Bike lanes wouldn’t be appropriate for the speed of that traffic.

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  4. Carol says:

    This is great news! I would like to see one at the Rite Aid on 1st Ave. Also, why aren’t their any planned for south of 152nd? One at Albertsons or Ross would be great too.
    Maybe someone could fix the one at Bartell’s then a new one wouldn’t need to be placed there.
    Next let’s work on getting Complete Streets through out Burien!

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    • M-on-a-bike says:

      Carol, thanks. I noted your suggestion of Rite-Aid. We have a new one on the list for Bartell’s. The one that’s at the south side of their building is a “wheel-bender” and it wasn’t installed the correct distance away from the building. I’ll add Ross to the list, too.

      We’ve been trying to figure out where racks would be most needed/desired on SW 153rd. Then there are a bunch of houses, and small businesses that don’t get high volume. Please send your ideas!

      Thanks for giving us feedback. We want this program to serve the community well.
      -Maureen

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  5. Carol says:

    oops, I see there are a couple placed at TJs and Albertsons. The map I was looking at didn’t show those.

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