Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Don't Forget Your Bike

The other day, I was leaving the STA Plaza, when I noticed a STA Maintenance Truck leaving the loading zone full of bikes. There were probably at least a dozen bikes, maybe up to 20. I asked Mark Curtis, the Customer Service/Plaza Manager for STA about the bikes and he said they had all been left behind either on buses, at park and rides facilities, or at the Plaza. They will be taken to the Police Department for auction.

So, the moral of the story is don't leave your bike behind, or you may have to buy it back.

2 comments:

BiketoWork Barb said...

They should give them to Pedals2People, www.pedals2people.org.

--barb
www.biketoworkspokane.org

SRTC Staff said...

Great idea Barb! I'll forward your idea to Mark Curtis at STA and see if it's feasible due to liability, etc.

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