SAN FRANCISCO — Retailer Bradley Woehl, owner of American Cyclery in San Francisco, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a cycling-themed parklet he plans to build in front of his store. A small portion of the sidewalk will be converted into a park-like area in the shape of a velodrome, creating an inviting space for customers, cyclists and the community.
"Parklets are taking over parking spaces in cities across the country," said Woehl, who bought American Cyclery, San Francisco's oldest bike shop, 20 years ago. "We thought it would be great to replace car parking with a bicycle-themed setting, including a bicycle station and rider amenities for people to meet up at before or after rides. It is designed to honor the Six-Days heritage of the founder of our shop, Oscar Juner. The city has approved the project, we just need some help from our friends to complete the financing!"
Through his IndieGogo campaign, which runs through February 15, Woehl hopes to raise up to $50,000 to help fund the parklet.
To learn more about American Cyclery's campaign and to donate, visit indiegogo.com/projects/american-cyclery-parklet-at-stanyan-street-sf-bicycle.