Levitt has put out a temporary bike rack

I guess I really am a f’ing dummy, I found this rack by the old Parks and Rec building. It’s obviously temporary and not even staked to the ground. With the around $4 million dollar investment made into Levitt you would think permanent bike racks closer to concert grounds and more visible would have been installed, hopefully by next year. Either that or another $25 million dollar TIF for another DT parking ramp we don’t need.

I also got a chuckle out of Lloyd’s sponsored concrete pad. I guess they blew their wad on the sponsorship itself because it looks like they pulled a Banksy with a couple cans of spray paint and cardboard stencil. Hey, who says our local developers don’t keep up with the latest artistic trends?


#1 scott on 06.17.19 at 7:51 pm

i grew up in a small town. that’s a permanent a bike rack if you ask me.

#2 D@ily Spin on 06.17.19 at 9:27 pm

You made comments about bike racks and you got tossed a bone. Typical for city compassion. Of course Lloyd had to get the name out there. This is a public forum and they get the only recognition. Again, the usual. What we know is that the Levitt could have been built for half price with competitive bids and without the Lloyd fixed relationship.

#3 "'Extremely' Stable Genius on 06.17.19 at 9:38 pm

Do they make a bunker bike rack? If so, we should get one for the Levitt.

Better yet, how about a bunker bike rack/hotel development? They could call it “Rack on the River.”

#4 anonymous on 06.18.19 at 7:46 am

For all the talk about downtown and walkability……

This is what they provide for bicyclists!

Seems like a contradiction……!!!!

#5 l3wis on 06.18.19 at 9:10 am

Well, it is better than nothing, but I would never tie my bike to this out there. I usually like to chain up to permanent bike racks or permanent structures and I like to be able to see my bike when attending events. I am still baffled we would build a $4 million dollar outdoor entertainment facility and not have bike racks in the design. I still think they are using the Levitt as a ploy to say we need more parking DT so Sioux Steel can get a TIF. Like I said, it was packed opening night and I didn’t see any parking issues with plenty of room in the Raven lot, and once they tear down that other building, there will be even more parking.