Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 22nd, 2012 at 5:37 pm
The other day while riding in northwest Portland, I came across a commercial building that was for sale and under construction. There were signs on the building from the real estate broker trying to entice potential buyers. What grabbed my eye was a mock-up of what the new building could look like when it’s done.
The image included an on-street bike parking corral.
Portland’s bike corral program has been a big success. At last count they have well over 80 corrals installed in all corners of the city — from dense downtown streets to quieter commercial areas in the inner suburbs.
It seems to me that when the dreams of real estate developers include on-street bike parking; we’ve come a heck of a long way.