|Abandoned bicycles and scooters taking up precious rack space|
|Desperate parking times call for desperate parking measures|
The slow accumulation of abandoned bicycles, and the lack of enforcement (or dedicated space elsewhere) for Vespa parking, has made the situation worse. Monday, we found the wave rack on the 29th Street side bearing computer paper notes warning bicyclists not to park there this week (with no explanation).
|If the papers flew off in the wind, what would be the consequences for unknowingly parking a bicycle here?|
Amtrak's seeming indifference to passengers arriving by bicycle is making 30th Street Station look like a retrograde outlier compared to other transit hubs in Philadelphia and elsewhere in this country.
We asked Amtrak to remedy this situation by taking the following three actions:
- Tag and remove abandoned bicycles;
- Provide Vespas with their own parking area and enforce bike racks as bicycle-only parking;
- Add more temporary bike racks to accommodate the current severe unmet demand.