|It's an open, everybody is welcome kind of rack|
It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the back part of the rack kind of has a half of a parking spot, which generally keeps it open for bikes on the other side, too. I often park over there, because it seems less likely that someone will bang a cart into my bike there, and if there's already a vehicle blocking in that spot where the SUV is in the photo, all the better for a feeling of compartimental security.
|Restaurant on the corner with inviting bike racks front and center (hoop racks are great)|
Also, some day, I will sport a wicker basket for grocery-getting. It will have a baguette clearly visible as I roll easily along.
|Night rack for a quick stop|