If you're new to cycling, pulling up to that bike rack for the first time can be intimidating. The whole neighborhood will probably watch as you struggle to unclip that lock and then try to re-attach it through at least one wheel (or better, both wheels) and the inside of your frame.
You might even be wearing some funky new spandex attire your significant other bought you when you decided to start cycling to work.
But what's often on people's minds when parking: How many bikes is too many? What's the etiquette? Will others be irritated if you crowd them?
What it boils down to: The more the merrier.
Cyclists are generally pro-bike people. More bikes at the neighborhood bike rack means fewer motor-vehicles on the road and a greater argument for increasing local bike infrastructure. And businesses will be happy to see their parking facilities in use—offering more incentive for them to install more.
For a quick guide on how to make your local bike rack work for everyone, see the handy graphic below.-->