A bicycle commuter has been spearheading a push for additional bike racks at the Landing. It sounds like some additional racks should be going in shortly.
Here is the email chain (the oldest email is at the bottom).
Thanks to Steve Crandall, the Aerospace Manager/Bike Commuter (and old friend) that brought this to my attention.
From: Bob Baker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:15 PM
Cc: Corman, Randy; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Bicycle parking as The Landing
I called Steven directly. I told him we had bike racks on order. They
are scheduled to be shipped 8/22 and installed shortly thereafter.
He seemed satisfied with my response.
From: Crandall, Steven
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 3:22 PM
To: Apietsch@ci.renton.wa.us; Bob Baker
Cc: Corman, Randy; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Subject: Bicycle parking as The Landing
Alex and Bob – Just want to let you know LA fitness at The Landing has
finally kicked me and my bike out of the club and told me to lock my
bike to a light pole…
I drove around The Landing to see how progress was going on the bike
racks; there was good news and bad. The good is “the” bike rack that
was installed at Target was a nicely designed two bike rack. The bad
news was there was only one rack. There were two bikes on the rack and
six other bikes locked to a stop sign, light poles and trees in the
Ideally there should be about four or five of these racks at the major
retail stores, Target and Joes and three at LA Fitness.
When can I expect to see at least one of these racks installed at LA
Steven F. Crandall
(From Harvest Partners:)
Alex, we have bike racks in our master plan. They are on site and
being readied for installation. We need to be careful about where we
install, until more of the Pod 2 hardscape is complete and the construction
areas are reduced. It is, and has always been our intent to be “friendly” to our
neighbors who ride bikes. By copy of this email, the proper parties
are being informed.
From: Alexander Pietsch [mailto:Apietsch@ci.renton.wa.us]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 8:44 AM
To: email@example.com; Bob Baker
Cc: Randy Corman; Julia Medzegian; steven_crandall
Subject: Re: FW: Bicycle parking as The Landing
Sure, Randy. I’d be happy to pass this along.
Bob and Rob… please take a look at the correspondence below to and
from Councilmember Corman. You may already be planning on installing bike
racks, but I think they are an important asset that should be deployed at the
Landing. Randy outlines the interest from Boeing employees. You may
also be interested to know that The Landing is directly adjacent to a very
popular regional bike trail that wraps entirely around Lake Washington.
Hundreds of people ride this trail every weekend and I think you’d be very wise to
make it convenient for them to stop in and shop/dine at The Landing.
Dept. of Community & Economic Development City of Renton
“Corman, Randy” 7/7/2008 7:39 AM >>>
Can you please pass this suggestion along to Harvest Partners, along
with my personal concurrance that they should try to get some bike racks
installed. A suprising number of Boeing employees are bicycle commuters, and many
use expensive bikes that they need to park safely and securly. These will
be great customers at the Landing.
Perhaps they could start with some bike racks near the front of key
locations (Like LA Fitness, and Joes), and if these are used frequently…
add some more.
From: Steven Crandall
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 12:48 PM
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Bicycle parking as The Landing
Sarah – I hope you can help me and a whole bunch of people who commute,
exercise and just have fun by riding bicycles. The landing is in a
perfect location to take advantage of riders commuting to the Boeing facilities
the area and also the very popular bike routes around the South end of
Lake Washington and the Cedar River Trail. Unfortunately the developers
have not provided any bike racks near the buildings in order for cyclists to
secure there bikes while shopping, dinning or in my case exercising at LA
I have asked LA Fitness management numerous times about having bike
racks installed and they tell me they can’t Because the “Developer”
won’t put them in or allow them to install them. Personally I think
that LA Fitness is not trying very hard, but I have given them seven months to
work something out and they just don’t seem to have the capacity or
capability to affect change.
I am hoping you can help us by persuading the developers to take some
action and quickly. Cycling is a Seattle area trademark and to ignore
a large part of the population that help give this area it’s unique, environmentally
conscious reputation seems shortsighted. A simple change like adding
bike racks around the development would add a nice touch to a really nice
Thank you for your attention in this matter.