Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 18th, 2010 at 11:14 am
(Photo © J. Maus)
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is putting a roof over the bike parking at four local schools. The work is being done through PBOT’s Safe Routes to Schools program and construction is set to be completed by the end of April.
One of the new shelters, at Boise-Eliot Elementary School in north Portland is already installed. The three other schools that will get what PBOT calls “bike shelters” are Sacramento Elementary, Lewis Elementary, and Kelly Elementary. These schools prioritized covered bike parking in a detailed engineering report they (and 23 other schools) received through the SRTS program.
According to Gabriel Graff with the City’s Safe Routes to School program, the Shelters cost $11,500 each and were designed and manufactured by Minnesota-based Dero Bike Racks. Graff says, “We hope that safe, protected bike parking will encourage more parents and students to ride their bikes to school whatever the weather.”
Learn more about the City’s Safe Routes to School program here.