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As promised, bike parking (and a lot of it) arrives at Pine Street Market

Posted by on August 4th, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Bike parking at Pine St Market

New on-street bike corral at Pine Street Market.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Back in May we shared the sordid tale of how Portland’s newest downtown food destination, Pine Street Market, opened without any bicycle parking spaces.

Now we’re happy to report that not only has new bike parking arrived, but it has come in droves. There are now 36 spaces for bicycles in front of the market. There are nine city-issued staple racks (that can fit two bikes each) in a corral on the south side (Pine Street) and a Biketown bike share station with 18 racks on the west side (SW 2nd Avenue).

Bike parking at Pine St Market

We knew this dearth of bike parking wouldn’t last long.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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10 Comments
  • KristenT August 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing!

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  • rick August 4, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks !

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  • devograd August 4, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Woo hoo! Nice!

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  • Steve Scarich August 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I guess I must be the only one that finds the orange bike racks offensive. Bike infrastructure does not have to be ugly and jarring. Let’s try to complement the environment, not mess it up.

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  • eddie August 6, 2016 at 9:59 am

    It’s nice to see staple racks popping up here and there, but why in the world are most of the bike racks in Portland uncovered? IT RAINS HERE PEOPLE!! Is it just too costly to build a roof over clusters of racks?

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    • Adam H. August 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      A cheap saddle cover or even a plastic bag works well. Or a nice Dutch bike with a full chaincase, weather-sealed brakes, and internal hub also works. 🙂

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  • Adam H. August 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Why is the cyclist pavement marking wearing a backpack? I’ve noticed this at a few other cycle lanes around town too.

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    • matt August 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Because you’ll need a backpack to take your food with you?

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      • Adam H. August 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

        Maybe that bike stencil just needs a front basket then.

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    • Middle of the Road guy August 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

      it’s a sombrero

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