Businesses on lower Burnside now have more parking for their bike riding customers. The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) just unveiled four new on-street bike parking corrals in the area, bringing their total citywide to 40 corrals and 780 spaces.
The latest corrals have gone in outside Rontoms on SE 6th Ave, on SE 7th Ave outside Grendel’s Coffee, on SE 9th adjacent to Doug Fir, and in front of Biwa Restaurant on SE Ash (at SE 9th).
At Grendel’s, a barista who goes by “Rabbit” told us this morning that she’s glad there are finally more places for bikes to park. “We love it. All these bikes pile up out here [gesturing to the bikes locked haphazardly on the sidewalk outside the cafe]. Some even get hit by cars that park too close to them.” Another barista chimed in that he wishes the corrals would be placed on the busy street (Burnside), instead of the side street. “I feel bad for the people that have cars [above them are apartments], parking is already very tough around here.”