I stopped by after my training on Sunday, and the good news is that after a year of requests, there was another rack installed!
The bad news is that it's a crummy wheelbender type that's totally useless for most riders. The mixed news was that people were so desperate for bike parking that they were locking just their front wheels- risking not only theft but a taco'ed wheel if the bike fell over.
|Note that the rack is too close to existing racks- There's no way to get into the empty spots in the middle, even if you could manage to lock your bike there. The person who ordered and installed this rack had no idea how to actually park a bike.|
|Minerva and another bike locked to a pole because we couldn't fit in any other spots. I could easily carry $100 of groceries in those big panniers.|
People who bike to the store (your customers) on a regular basis tend to have bikes with fenders and racks and baskets for carrying all the groceries that they want to buy at your store.
|This bike is set up to carry a serious load of groceries. The owner was complaining to me while she locked up about how lame the new parking is.|
I've written to Whole Foods asking if they have a national bike rack policy. If they respond, I'll be happy to let you know what they say.