In GM’s very first substantive post, he discussed the proposal by CycleLife at 3255 Water St. to eliminate one parking space outside its doors and replace it with bike racks for 40 bikes.
Its been almost eleven months, and there’s still no change to the street layout. GM contacted CycleLife to see whether the plan was still alive.
It turns out that the plans are still moving forward. According to Steve Anderson, CycleLife’s Director of Member Services, the final rack designs are still being reviewed by two District agencies. Despite the bureaucratic delay, Anderson does not foresee any impediment to the plan finally coming to fruition. They should know for sure by November.
As GM discussed way back when, this is a great proposal for Georgetown. One street parking spot is immaterial to the thousands of people who come to Georgetown each day. Once construction to the final phase of the Georgetown waterfront comes to an end, having establishments like CycleLife down by the park will be a boon to the completed park and those that would like to bike there.
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This is one of the best businesses I’ve ever stepped into. My girlfriend had a “clip pedal issue” right before the nation’s triathlon (i.e. they barely released) and they not only fixed them, gently persuaded her to make the switch before the tri, but also walked her through a basic tune-up. A high-end shop that didn’t try to overcharge or sell her equipment beyond her needs. They were skilled, and witty to boot. And I drank a tasty smoothie during the process. What more could you ask for?