In case the names carved in steel plate on each don’t make it clear to you, the Montrose Management District and Bike Houston want you to know that they are the parties behind these new bike racks going up around Montrose; they’re part of an effort to “improve bike safety” in the neighborhood (or at least keep the ones being used around for longer). New racks went up in front of MV DiY beer, wine, coffee, and candle café at 3224 Yoakum last month; this week a few more were installed in the Hawthorne Square shopping center at 3407 Montrose Blvd. graced by Starbucks, Einstein’s Bagels, and Berryhill Baja Grill (see photo at top) as well as Gratifi Kitchen + Bar at 302 Fairview:
Next on the schedule for installs: the Montrose Mercantile, at 3321 Stanford. The racks are being offered free of charge to establishments who’ll sign a waiver allowing the organization to drill and bolt them in place. “We have a limited supply currently, but will likely order more if they’re popular,” a district spokesperson tells Swamplot.
Photos: Montrose District