The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition working with the Honeysuckle Tea House to determine the best location for an upcoming bike rack.
It is refreshing to see a business in rural Orange County recognise the benefits of accommodating cyclists, and the benefits cyclists bring to them and local economy.
Accommodating cyclists and providing them discounts (Honeysuckle offers 10% discounts to patrons who arrive by bike) has mutual benefits: It requires less of their space to be carved out to accommodate cars, more bikes can be parked in the same space, and traffic on Jo Mac road, leading to the tea house, is diminished.. thereby benefitting the neighbours near by the tea house. A total win win.
I applaud the Honeysuckle Tea House, and other businesses who embrace the cyclist based economy. It is a shame so many other businesses consider cyclists a problem, to be 'repelled' and legislated from the rural roads. Roads that sometimes become clogged with cars. Bikes, and their riders, can bring so much additional business, without requiring any extra infrastructure, widening of roads and the environmental impacts endless urbanisation and the car culture bring. You would think that this would be embraced, and welcomed, as it is why so many moved to the rural parts of Orange County in the first place