I’m all for biking and green buildings, but Zane’s Cycles in Branford, CT has taken the cake. They have torn down a bunch of trees to build a “green” building for their bike shop.
The bike shop has been growing over the years. They originated in a nice storefront on Main Street in the center of Branford. They have since moved to a larger space in a strip mall on Rt. 1 with oceans of parking. Their new building is also going to be on Rt. 1, and because it’s not in a dense urban area, it will likely also be surrounded by a sea of surface parking.
Someone needs to inform the owners that if they truly want to be green, they would have renovated their current space or bought an existing building to renovate rather than tear down trees and add more blacktop.
Zane’s Cycles gets an F in environmentalism.