The City of Portland has added 12 parking spaces in front of City Hall to accommodate visitors and employees who arrive by bike.
Two sets of three staple racks each have been installed on both sides of the building’s plaza at the SW 4th Avenue entrance.
Last fall, the city installed 16 staple racks (capacity for 32 bikes) during the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge. The racks were intended to be temporary, but Commissioner Adams’ office tried to make them permanent. In the end, the racks were removed, so it’s great to see new ones spring up again.
Bike parking at City Hall is at a premium during certain meeting times and events. These new racks will also help stop the practice of locking bikes up to the railings of wheelchair access ramps at the front entrance.
There is a covered bike parking facility on the 5th Avenue side of City Hall, but that one is usually full.