Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on February 28th, 2007 at 8:33 am
If all goes as planned, SE Belmont Street between 33rd and 34th will gain two new on-street bike parking facilities. The facilities would be similar to ones already in place in the Mississippi St. neighborhood near the Fresh Pot and Amnesia Brewery (in photo, above).
bike parking on SE Belmont.]
Sunnyside neighborhood resident Bill Stites (owner of Stites Design) is spearheading the effort and has turned in an application for a $5,000 business improvement grant offered by the Alliance of Portland N’hood Business Associations.
“We have absolutely no opposition in the neighborhood to this idea and with Stumptown Coffee, Laughing Planet and several other businesses that attract lots of bikes, we really need this solution.”
The facilities will have 11 staples each (giving the street 44 additional bike parking spots) and will be placed on the south side of the street.
A decision on the grant is expected by March 13. If the grant is approved, funds would be distributed by April 12th and the project would be completed no later than September 30, 2007.
You can read more about this in an article by Bill Stites in the March edition of the Sunnyside neighborhood newsletter.