Today was so beautiful, I decided to ride Betty somewhere for lunch. Then it hit me, it's been a while since I had a Bruges Waffle--the most delicious waffle in all of Salt Lake City, in my humble opinion.
Another reason that I decided to go there was the waffle shop's new bicycle corral. These corrals have been popping up all over SLC. (You can read an article about them here.) Basically, they convert a parking spot previously used by one car into on-street bicycle parking for up to ten bicycles.
With my helmet in hand, I ordered my waffle. (Which I got a discount for because of my Bicycle Benefits sticker on my helmet. Bicycle perks, yo!) I then told the owner of the waffle shop--who is Belgian, so you know the waffles are legit--that I'm using his new parking. He looked out the window, saw Betty, and then gave me a high five. He told me that he just got it put in yesterday. Later he came out of the shop as I was eating and proclaimed, "Look at all the bikes! My new parking is getting used!" He sounded very pleased and excited. I was thinking, "If you build it, they will come."
Mmm...vanilla waffle with creme fraiche and fresh strawberries.
With these corrals and an announcement for a new Greenway (which is right on my commute), SLC keeps pedaling in the right direction.