Linus Bike, City Bike Designer, Issues Feedback on Municipal Bike Racks in Tulsa

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Linus Bike provides feedback on an article published by Tulsa World describing the installation of new public bike racks and the call for additional investments for city biking.

On February 25, Linus Bike comments on an article published by Tulsa World reporting the installation of new city bike racks in Tulsa.

The Tulsa World article states that the city recently installed various bike racks in the downtown area. Cyclist Shannon Compton is quoted throughout the article, expressing the difficulty of a cycling in Tulsa without supplemental facilities like racks or workplace amenities for cyclists. Compton asserts that if the infrastructure existed, more people would be biking around the city.

Recent fundraising efforts for the city's cycling infrastructure have been made by the Indian Nations Council of Governments and the city of Tulsa. The article reports that, consequently, bike racks have been placed throughout the city, with ten specially-designed racks installed in the downtown area. The customized design given to the bike racks installed in the downtown area were designed to reflect Tulsa’s personality, says the article.

The author notes that Tulsa ranked at number 50 in Bicycling Magazine’s list of bike-friendly cities, suggesting that the ranking is bittersweet. The achievement of making the list was encouraging but the relatively low ranking on the list served as a reminder that much still needed to be done in order make the city bike-friendly.

Jason Latty, Sales Manager for Linus Bike, offers his feedback on Tulsa’s effort to make itself more accommodating to cyclists. “One of the most common complaints I hear with regard to city and commuter cycling is that people aren’t sure if it is practical, or even safe. Fortunately, when city planners make moves like this – that take a huge leap forward in making bicycling convenient – the cyclists tend to come out of hiding. The stereotypical image of any city is of streets packed with cars, traffic, and smog. Given an alternative, I’m sure many would opt for the bike to skip the frustration of slow moving, stop-and-go traffic.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.


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