|Parking a bike. By 6 p.m. about 500 bikes had arrived, and there was room for lots more.|
|3,000 pesos, please.|
They created parking and bicyclists came. When I visited around 6 p.m. Sunday afternoon some 500 bikes had arrived, and more kept rolling in. Cyclists paid a 3,000 pesos fee (about U.S. $1.50) and received a numbered receipt. The cyclist got a paper slip carrying the same number. The bikes were locked with a cable - but owners also had to affix their own locks. No lock, no bike parking, the attendants told me.
The system's complex, but perhaps practical. A few lost bikes and the whole system would likely be trashed.
|Room for thousands more bikes.|
For that matter, why doesn't the park's car parking lot have a bike rack - as required by law?
|And more bikes kept on arriving.|
|'Come to Rock al Parque by bike.'|
|The park's adjoining car parking lot doesn't accept bikes.|
|'Don't bring your bike into the parking lot.'|
|The car parking lot's normal daily fee for cars is 1,000 pesos per hour. In comparison, the charge for bikes seems relatively high.|
|This avenue connecting the park to 26th Street badly needs a bike lane.|