Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on December 11th, 2006 at 11:53 am
[*UPDATE: According to project manager Jean Senechal-Biggs, my source for this story misunderstood the plans. PDOT is building the foundations for these right now and the actual structures aren’t scheduled to be installed until Spring.]
Browning Shono Architects]
That project is well under way and I just heard from a source at PDOT that these “Bike Oases” are scheduled for installation
“any day now.” sometime this Spring.
Here’s another drawing of a Bike Oasis, taken from Browning Shono’s website:
Four of these cool, covered bike racks will be installed on curb extensions along Hawthorne Blvd. and will be a welcomed addition to PDOT’s bike parking tool kit.
With the recently installed bike parking facility in North Portland, I hope we’re seeing the start of a real bike parking trend (it’s about time!).
I’m in contact with the project manager and hope to update this post with photos soon.