Unsafe bike storage facilities is one of the top reasons why many weekend cyclists are not bicycle commuters during the week. My last Disability trial in Washington, D.C. showed me that there are buildings in the Nation’s Capitol with excellent and easy to use bike storage facilities.
These pictures were taken
below ground next door to the new D.C. Social Security Administration Hearing site at 25th Street, N.W., near “M” Street. After winning a difficult Social Security Disability case, Herndon Reston lawyer Doug Landau explored the various racks, storage areas, signs and parking lots for bicycles. Even the all important bicycle helmets and smelly bike shoes could be left to “air out” with a cable through them in this designated area. While Landau has taken his bike to Court in Old Town Alexandria, Leesburg (Loudoun County), he has yet to bike to a hearing before a Federal Administrative Law Judge. However, with this new hearing venue, and its abundant bicycle parking, Landau may very well become “the real deal on 2 wheels” in court as well !