Marketing and advertising agency archer>malmo added an indoor bicycle parking "garage" for employees as part of a larger renovation project on its fourth floor at the Cotton Exchange Building. The new design is a response to the rapid growth of bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Memphis, according to archer>malmo account manager Sarah Baker.
The garage space has hooks on the wall for lighter bikes and a parking area on the floor for heavier cruiser models. It can accommodate up to 12 bikes.
"The people who work in that space helped design it, and many of them live in Midtown or downtown and ride their bikes to work everyday," said Russ Williams, CEO of archer>malmo. "We thought it was a totally fantastic way to use that space."
Additionally, the company purchased a communal cruiser bike for employees to share for downtown errands. It's been available for employee use for about one week.
"I haven't used it yet, but next time I need to go north on Main, I will," Williams said.