UPDATE: The Levitt has NO permanent bike racks. ZILCH!

UPDATE: I went past the Levitt tonight and still no temporary bike racks. (there is an ice machine for the entertainers though). Ironically on the east side of the restrooms there is a large swath that you could have put in at least 30-50 racks, instead they put landscaping. Even if temp racks show up, I am not sure where they could put them. As for ADA parking, I think they are designating the area south of the stage in the city owned lot.

Bathrooms. Check. Expensive sodding and landscaping. Check. Food trucks and beer. Check. Sound system. Check. Sponsorships. Check. Lack of parking. Check.

So you would think an organization that has been complaining about parking by the Levitt would provide bike racks. There isn’t any permanent ones at the location and temporary ones haven’t arrived as of tonight. There isn’t even any trees or other structures to chain your bike to (we could drill a few holes in the Munson plaque and use that).

You would think when we are trying to promote walkability downtown and the use of other forms of transportation to get to events we would have a bike rack?!

Wonder who was the genius that left that out of the plans?

I will say this, the next time I hear anyone from Levitt or the City bitch about the lack of parking at the Levitt I will (not so gently) remind them to install bike racks.


#1 Demanding ransom for the 2nd Arc on 06.12.19 at 8:36 pm

I am going to tie my bike up at the horse water fountain at 8th and Phillips.

#2 Matthew Paulson on 06.12.19 at 9:31 pm

You should check with Nancy Halverson. I vaguely remember her saying that there was a group that had volunteered to put some bike racks in for thme.

#3 l3wis on 06.12.19 at 9:48 pm

Cool, maybe someone should let them know the first concert is on Friday.

#4 D@ily Spin on 06.12.19 at 10:45 pm

Isn’t there a stipulation for skateboards and wheelchairs only? Build an entertainment feature with no parking. It’s a repeat of the Events Center. Don’t worry, there’s a new 5-story parking garage with no practical purpose a mile away.

#5 D@ily Spin on 06.12.19 at 10:48 pm

If I thought like a city leader, I’d be bottle fed and need diaper changes. They don’t need a degree but they should be supervised by someone with common sense.

#6 biking to hell on 06.13.19 at 6:39 am

We could tie our bikes to the the silver arc?

#7 scott on 06.13.19 at 10:31 am

take a limo, like the people this was intended for will do.

#8 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.13.19 at 11:54 am

You are suppose to have a smartphone with an app so a “shuttle bus” can take you to this event.

#9 Limousine Liberal on 06.13.19 at 12:02 pm

Say, I got extra room in my vehicle if anyone needs a ride.

#10 anominous on 06.13.19 at 12:29 pm

not like jazzfest were they do a tent

#11 Theodore on 06.13.19 at 1:37 pm

There is plenty of parking if your willing to do a little walking.

#12 Will they Be Compliant With ADA on 06.13.19 at 2:41 pm

Halverson is expecting an average of 3,000 per concert.

Federal law (American Disabilities Act) sets the number of parking spaces they are required to have within a certain distance of a venue like the Levitt.

Are Levitt and the City in compliance?

#13 "'Extremely' Stable Genius" on 06.13.19 at 5:41 pm

Speaking of ADA, they’re finally in compliance along 41st Street some 29 years later.

#14 anominous on 06.14.19 at 8:42 am

all in good time- just as soon as Newcity figures out a way to monetize it

#15 Jacqueline on 06.14.19 at 10:16 am

Can you piggyback the bike path closing at 10 p.m. on this post? It’s frustrating. I like to ride downtown for events, and I would prefer to take the bike path home when it’s dark (with lights on the bike) rather than down city streets.

With all the events, from JazzFest to the Eastbank block party and now the Levitt, there has to be some discussion on this.

Maybe ticket people loitering but not commuting? I don’t know.

#16 l3wis on 06.14.19 at 10:51 am

Jacqueline, I had mentioned in the transit thread that when MMM had his last Neighborhood Summit, David Zoikates mentioned lighting the bike trail and allowing it to go 24/7 for commuters. MMM had mentioned that it was an interesting perspective, but nothing ever came of it, that was like 3 years ago. I have said that solar lighting could be put in (cheaper then wiring poles) and all night time commuters required to have proper lighting on their bikes. Funny story, a few years ago I tried to ride the trail home from JF without lights on my bike. It was a glorious moonlit night, and in the open spaces it was very well lit by the moon, I had to eventually get off because I couldn’t see sh*t in the shaded areas.

#17 Jacqueline on 06.14.19 at 11:22 am

I don’t need it to be lit. I can bring my own light on my bike. I just need to not get a ticket for using it after 10 p.m.

#18 D@ily Spin on 06.14.19 at 2:44 pm

It looks simple. What did it cost to build? Will bathrooms be portapotties? The roof is unusual. It could become a skateboard jump or seating for drug induced climbers.

#19 Just Went By Levitt on 06.14.19 at 2:51 pm

Better leave your bicycle at home, L3wis, Still didn’t see any bike racks.

And, BTW, it was Ms. Bubbly Halverson who promised there would be a place to park your bike!

#20 One who filed an injunction against the 2nd Arc on 06.14.19 at 3:12 pm

We should invite the Hell’s Angels to a Levitt event. That would teach them to respect bikers.

#21 Only American to attend Woodstock and Levitt Sioux Falls on 06.14.19 at 11:58 pm

Good crowd at the Levitt tonight, but just imagine ten years from now though with the legal aroma of mary jane throughout the crowd and the old courthouse clock tower ringing continuously in ones head. That’s when San Fran will have to step aside as our fine town of “shuttle buses” will appear to the masses as some nostalgic “Streetcars of Delight” ….#WhereDidIParkMyBike? ….#WhoCaresMan ….#LetsGetSomeWoodFiredPizza….#PapasWhat?