If you build it they will come

BicycleSPACE co-founder, Phil Koopman, operates a bike storage facility business. Phil remembers installing some of the city's first bike racks over 20 years ago. 

Phil and Simon are working on contract for the Downtown BID and do all their installations by bike. 

The pair sometimes visits up to 15 sites in a day. 

 It's often a surprise what's underneath the sidewalk. Not all developers fill things in properly.

Phil applies some loctite to ensure the racks aren't going anywhere anytime soon. 

Fresh racks for M Street. As the city's biking population explodes there is some serious demand for more bike parking. Phil has installed at least 100 racks so far this year. 

Story and Photos by Francis Tatem, Marketing Manager