Darrell Clarke is building a legacy. On top of his already loaded CV (raccoon business, saying no to DIY art space, stopping people who mess with his parking, the promoter’s bill), he is now adding the act of opposing bike parking at Johnny Brenda’s for all of the bikes.
According to a post on JB’s Facebook page, the people at JB’s, “were super excited to see the City of Philadelphia start a program to substantially increase the bike parking by converting single street parking spaces to multiple bike spots. With the help of the Bicycle Coalition, the NKCDC and others, we applied for the program. The ONLY stumbling block to implementation has been getting support from our City Councilman, Darrell Clarke.” So the city has this program, an upstanding business who would likely benefit from it a great deal applies, and their city councilman says no thanks. Sounds about right. And on second thought, it’s not even that JB’s would benefit from the bike parking, it’s more that the corner there is one of the few spots in the city that really needs bike parking. JB’s continued, “We have reached out to find a reason for the opposition from Clarke’s office, but have had no success,” which is also one of Clarke’s go-to moves.
So basically what we’re syaing here is this: How many bikes, all locked together, would it take to create an essentially unmovable tangle of bikes as a sign of protest. Also, can we create that and put it in front of Darrell Clarke’s parking space? Also, does anyone have a raccoon we can borrow?
[Photo via JB's Facebook]