Toronto's Midwestern attitude to bicycles drives me insane: plaything only, never anyone's vital means to commute. I mean, the building is LEED, so why's it so much easier to park cars than bikes (reality)? You know, and management has to know, there's not a few bikes in units, going up and down elevators. I don't mind using a back entrance, which I've done elsewhere surreptitiously, but my most expensive bike is staying in with me! Even the other two bikes would get covered in road filth in the garage, because there's never a wall/door for the bikes. I started keeping my cheap bike in my unit at a place for just that reason. What do people with child trailers do?LEED, so fucking 'green'. Bike racks in a shitty open parking area and a dozen unused electric plugs for cars help up the score, don't they now.
Hell, even my wife doesn't get it...
It would be nice if management allows bikes in elevators and out a back entrance, rather than turns a blind eye to what more than 10% do, leaving us to sneak around guiltily for something there's no reason to feel guilty for.
Of course, 'forgiveness is easier to get than permission' and 'discretion is the better part of valour'.
You'll tell me I should instead rent a house (have you looked at Toronto rental rates?), live in a condominium that allows bikes in elevators (few such) or live in a regular apartment building (without air-conditioning or en-suite laundry, with two adults and children). I could point out that the rules are discriminatory, and there's no way I'll damage facilities with my expensive road bike as much as people's dogs shitting do, or obesity-scooters given by the state are driven into walls by their drones hopped up on Oxycontin. I have a better answer: