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Welcome to our bike parking archive page. Browse posts below and click a headline for the full story. If you love bike parking, you might also be interested in our collection of bike parking photos.

A close-up look at the best business bike parking in Portland

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Bike parking at Green Zebra Grocery-16
Right up front, plenty of space, and protected from the weather: Now that’s how you do bike parking.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Even in a city where bike parking in front of businesses is a government-sanctioned program, some business owners still choose to go above and beyond.
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Comment of the week: How paying for on-street bike parking could be awesome

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Widmer Bike Corral Celebration-11
A crowded bike corral.

The other day, an exchange about one of BikePortland’s favorite topics (the many benefits of charging money for car parking) took a turn when a reader who goes by “meh” asked if we all wanted to pay to park in bike corrals, too.

That inspired another reader, Kirk, to spin out a vision for paid on-street bike parking that almost won me over.

I would gladly pay into a system (but of course only from 8am-7pm) that provides bike corrals along most every block face (not just every few blocks or so, it’s gotta be convenient) in the city where there is overwhelming bike parking demand in the commercial areas, residential areas, industrial areas, any of those – once we start charging for car parking in all of the areas that currently experience overwhelming car parking demand as well.

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Friday news bits: Promotion, police, parking, and… eggs benedict?!

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Ex Novo Brewing
Just opened Ex Novo Brewing on N Flint already needs more bike parking.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)_

I’ve got several small bits of local news I wasn’t quite sure what to do with, so I figured I’d round them all up here on the Front Page.

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Should central-city apartment buildings charge extra for bike parking?

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Paramount Apts at Flint and Broadway
The new owner of the Paramount Apartments on N Flint and Broadway built a new indoor bike parking area and charges tenants $6 a month to use it.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

Here’s a question for those who say it’s only fair for car parking to cover its own costs: Should bike parking ever do the same?

Whichever way you come down on the question, the new landlord of an inner North Portland apartment building is putting it to the test. He spent $2,000 to add 40 indoor bike parking spaces, a bench and a repair clamp to an unused shop room and is now charging tenants $6 a month per bike to use it.

“Just trying to recoup some of my labor and expense,” the landlord, Roy Eberle of Eugene, explained in a phone interview Thursday.

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City drops 84 bike parking spaces into East Portland parking lots

Monday, July 21st, 2014
epo bike parking duo
The city created a process for East Portland businesses to request free bike staples in exchange for dedicating space in their parking lots and maintaining the racks.
(Photos by David Hampsten)

Portland may have just cracked a very important puzzle: How can the public provide convenient bike parking in neighborhoods where the front door of a business is half a football field away from the sidewalk?

The city just wrapped up a project that bought metal bike racks in bulk and donated them to interested businesses, who in turn agreed to maintain the racks along with the rest of their private parking lots.

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Nike bike share clogs bike parking at Beaverton Creek station

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Nike’s new corporate bike share system seems to be plenty popular with users of the nearby Beaverton Creek MAX station:

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TriMet to build fewer bike lockers and more covered bike racks at new transit stops

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
(Photos courtesy TriMet.)

Portland’s regional transit agency is installing far fewer $50-a-year bike lockers than it used to and adding more short-term parking near stops as it rethinks the ways people in cities tend to combine bikes and public transit.

Though the City of Portland’s parking code requires eight “long-term” parking spaces at every new rail stop, the city is waiving that rule for many stations on the future Orange Line. Instead, TriMet is building several much larger and more space-efficient bike-and-ride storage areas, plus plenty of covered, open-air bike parking.

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Short on storage space? Portlander builds her own bike hooks

Friday, January 24th, 2014
(Photo courtesy Halley Weaver)

Here’s a quick bike how-to that can save some space in a garage while minimizing drilling into the walls.

It’s from Halley Weaver, who many Portlanders might know from her performances as a “zero-emissions harpist.” With space at a premium in her garage, she threw together a simple plan to consolidate: hang the 12 bikes from the walls.

Weaver shares the specs on her blog:

We are renting the townhouse we’re in and can’t be drilling a ton of holes in our garage. What did we decide on doing? Due to our transportation confines, we got a 6″ x 2″ x 12′ board and had it cut in half at the hardware store. So now we have two 6′ boards. We picked up eight 4″ lag bolts (2 for each end of each board) and 12 bike hooks.

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Portland project gets 1,200 bike parking spaces, most in N America (and it might not be enough)

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Each of three new buildings planned for the four-block project will include more than 100 bike parking spaces. The fourth will get a basement valet storage area with 540 or more.
(Image by GBD Architects.)
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Call it a bikescraper.

The 21-story, three-building apartment project now rising in Portland’s Lloyd District will create more long-term bike parking than any other project in the nation, with four huge new storage facilities in four buildings and an on-site bike valet parking service to serve the biggest one.

But a project architect said Monday that he’s not sure the 1,200 bike parking spaces planned will be enough to serve 657 Portland households, so the development team is considering adding even more bike parking before the project, called Hassalo on Eighth, opens in 2015.

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Changes to bike parking at New Seasons Market in Arbor Lodge

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
New Seasons Arbor Lodge bike parking-2
Riding your bike to New Seasons Market in Arbor Lodge is now even easier with a new on-street bike corral and rear entrance on N. Holman.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

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