Here’s the press release from PDOT:
Four new on-street bicycle parking locations unveiled on National PARK(ing) Day – September 19
(PORTLAND, OR) – The Portland Office of Transportation will be celebrating National PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 19, with its four newest on-street bicycle parking facilities. National PARK(ing) Day is a nationwide event sponsored by the Trust for Public Lands, in which individuals create park-like settings in 8 x 20 feet parking spaces as a way of recognizing the large amount of land that is devoted to auto use.
Friday, September 19, 2008 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Four new bike corral locations
Ace Hotel, south side of SW Stark St at SW 10th Ave
Bijou Café and Stumptown Coffee, east side of SW 3rd Ave at SW Pine St
Powell’s Books, south side of NW Couch St at NW 11th Ave
Southpark Seafood Grill and Wine Bar, west side of SW 9th Ave/SW Park at SW Salmon
The new on-street bicycle parking facilities (a.k.a. bike corrals) will provide parking for 16 to 24 bicycles in two motor vehicle parking spaces. These corrals, joining the 5 existing corrals already in place in Portland, are intended to serve the high volume of people arriving by bicycles at these locations. They also greatly improve the sidewalk environment and reduce the number of bicycles that lock onto signs and railings. The above named businesses advocated for this increased bicycle parking and were integral in the decision to swap the auto parking spaces for bicycle parking.
For more information about the project, contact either Tom Miller at 503-823-1121, Sarah Figliozzi at 503-823-0805, or Roger Geller at 503-823-7671.