The design for the new walkways around the front vestibule of the
library will tie in with the rest of the design on campus well, one
thing I noticed was the removal of all bike racks and no indication in
the design plans for the replacement of the racks in front of Cabell.
Finding a parking space for your bicycle is not unlike trying to find
car parking during the school year. Just a suggestion. Thank you.
Assistant University Librarian for Policy Development Walter Sampson replies..
The sidewalk project in front of Cabell Library is the last phase of VCU Shafer Court design linking a sidewalk from Broad Street to Floyd Avenue under the direction VCU Facilities. You are correct, the original plan did not call for a bike rack at the same location in front of Cabell Library. After discussions with the designers VCU agreed to have bicycle racks for library patrons by enlarging the bike rack facing Shafer Court for library users. It was determined that the location of old rack impeded traffic flow under the new sidewalk design. The new location is not as close as before, but it does appear to be in safer location in which bikes and people are separated from the sometimes congested entrance to the library. Thank you for your observation.