Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on March 3rd, 2010 at 4:21 pm
TriMet has launched an online survey to help come up with a name for their new bike parking facilities. The facilities, funded with $1,000,000 in federal stimulus funds, will provide secure bike parking at the Sunset, Beaverton and Gresham Central transit centers.
The survey includes several names to choose from, including “Bike & Ride,” “Bike Barn,” “Cycle Station,” and “Park & Pedal.” You can also write in your suggestion.
The facilities will have 100 bike racks and will be accessed via a smart-card and will be monitored via security camera. Other amenities will include a repair stand, air pump, and a bike accessory vending machine.
For a bit more inspiration, here’s a design rendering of what they might look like (drawing was done in March 2009):
Take the survey and let us know what you chose in the comments! (I picked “Bike & Ride” because it rolls off the tongue and it’s consistent with their current car parking facility name, Park & Ride).
UPDATE – 5:00pm, 3/4: TriMet planner Colin Maher got in touch to let me know that these new facilities will be monitored by video cameras. That should help quell some of the security fears expressed in many comments below.