More moped parking: Bellingham
Things were a bit out of whack for me this week. A spot of car trouble kept me in Portland about three days longer than I’d planned. But I’m not complaining—it was nice being back in the Rose City.
I’m working on a Grand Treatise for Scooter Parking, which you’ll see later. In the meantime, here are some tidbits from my iPhone’s Camera Roll.
I was hoping the local Ford dealer would have an obscure bit that might enable the wretched motorized seatbelt on the Fourth Estate’s driver’s side to function properly. They didn’t. But it’s nice to see they considered the possibility their customers might arrive some way other than by car.
Bellingham’s surprisingly high-rise downtown includes the Flatiron Building. Which has an odd-shaped space that makes for perfect scooter parking. Unless some doofus tries to park a Hummer there. Yes, that has happened.
While there’s a Starbucks and a Haggen within walking distance, both have stores on the opposite side of town. Which makes for a nice ride. It would be nice if the Haggen close to me had de facto scooter parking like this.
Of course, a Honda Ruckus fits in spaces even a GTS must avoid. This particular Ruck is the one that got ridden to Sehome Village when it was 20°F and the roads were one big ice rink.
The Met was a few steps away. Remember, if you’re parking your scoot in a car space, park it so at least one more can fit. We can always hope some property manager will get the hint.
I spied this scoot in the courtyard of a condo complex in Fairhaven. It fits the space well. And it is near the bike rack.
While this pic was taken at a place where I have been told to park my “moped” near the bike rack, the cover of vegetation is nevertheless welcome.
Have a good weekend. Hope there’s some riding in your plans.