That’s how many bikes were parked at and around The Candler Building at 111 Market Place. Not only does this building house a branch of Johns Hopkins, but also offices of Constellation Energy. These two companies have a very high rate of bike commuters.
A couple years ago, DOT installed 6 bike racks at this location. Before we finished installing them, people were locking to the racks. Since then the clusters of bike have grown and multiplied. John Quinn of Constellation stepped up and purchased 6 more bike racks for the many cyclists in the building. DOT crews lead by Nelson Jackson installed the racks, but it seems like even these are not enough. Bikes are still locked to ramp railing, tree guards and sign posts.
In other news, you may have noticed that the new bike lane on President St between Aliceanna & Fleet has already been removed for utility work. Veolia Energy provided maintenance of traffic for bicycles during this 3-4 month construction. Here’s “Car Free” Mark Brown using the temporary bike lane.