Yesterday and today I made short bicycle trips. What’s ironic is that these trips were for my cars. One was to the TxTag office to get a toll tag for my wife’s new car. One was to renew the registration on my car. In both cases I found lots of pavement surrounding each building but no bike parking. In one case I locked my bike to a handicap parking sign post. In the other I locked it to a light pole.
Now I realize that it might seem ridiculous to have bike parking at the toll road authority. Maybe. It does seem a little funny that somebody would cycle to get a toll tag. However, the office is about 2 kilometers from my house (as the old guy pedals) and it seems ridiculous to drive over there.
But the satellite office for the Travis County Tax Office? This is a community center that provides all kinds of services, not just car registration. All I’m asking for is a few simple racks placed in plain view and out of the way of the pedestrians. Not really that much to ask for.