Anyway, I almost didn't stop at A Touch of Sugar Bakery because I couldn't find a place to lock up my bike close by. Not a single bike corral was in sight. Not even the crappy kinds that I'm forever complaining about. And I really looked around. But I really wanted a good cookie, baked by loving local hands. So, I pedaled around and eventually found this sign several yards behind the bakery:
|Greenlaw Village Shopping Center could use some bike corrals, ya'll.|
So I, with cookies in my basket, pedaled over to Shear Irony. Luckily, I had time to spare because Knoles Village Center where the salon is located also had no bike parking, not even a sign post that I could lock my Dahon on to. Paul later told me one of his clients actually hauled his bike up the the stairs to the second floor where the salon is located. I thought about that but I'm a short little lady and just don't like lifting a 30 lbs bike up a flight of stairs. I pedaled around the building a few times and, finding nothing, cut through a mostly empty rear parking lot to the Coconino County building on King Street where I fully expected to find a bike corral.
|Bike corrals are located, if you can find them, behind the County building on King Street. Some urban planner guy or gal probably had to beg, borrow and steal to get them installed.|
Also better would be if the property owners up and down Fourth Street could help out a bit by installing some bike corrals in their parking areas that would be great too. Gub-ment can't do it all. Fourth Street is getting some long, long, LONG awaited corridor improvements so hopefully bike corrals are included - and don't the people who live and work in Sunnyside deserve the same kind of really nice bike corrals that the people who live and work downtown have? I think they do, and I'm pretty sure those corrals will be full. People like me will stop for cookies or a cut and color or slices of pizza or a plate of Pad Thai.