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When real estate developers dream about bike parking

Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 5:37 pm

How developers dream in Portland
When real estate developers foresee on-street bike parking in the future, you know we’ve hit a tipping point.

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.

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  • Matt O'Toole August 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    A lot of real estate developers would like to do a better job, but are constrained by city codes that require so many car spaces per square foot, etc., and no encouragement for bike parking.

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    • Spiffy August 24, 2012 at 11:24 am

      which developments are required to have car parking?

      right now there’s a huge backlash over mixed use retail/residential buildings being built with no car parking…

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    • Sarah Figliozzi September 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Short and long term bicycle parking is a requirement for all new (and most redeveloped) buildings.

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  • K'Tesh August 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Beauty! :D

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  • Joe August 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

    sweetness

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  • 9watts August 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    And note the bike-rickshaw on the left.

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  • Spiffy August 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

    fixie rider in flannel – check!
    dog wearing a coat – check!
    bicycle taxi – check!
    green outside and in – check!
    bike parking – check!
    braille curb cuts – check!
    retro streetlamp styling – check!

    welcome to Portland!

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