installed in North Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus)
The Bureau of Transportation has just installed three more on-street bike corrals in North Portland. These are just the latest in an ongoing effort to install more bike parking in front of businesses throughout the city.
The new corrals in North Portland are on Michigan Avenue, Albina Avenue, and Mississippi Avenue.
In front of Saraveza Pub (corner of Michigan and Killingsworth), PBOT has installed six staple racks with a capacity for 12 bikes in a space that formerly fit just one car. Popular coffee spot Albina Press (Blandena and Albina) now has nine staples adjacent to their outside seating on N. Blandena. A bit further south, at the new German pub Prost, PBOT has installed nine staple racks on Mississippi Avenue just south of Skidmore.
According to PBOT’s bike corral project manager Sarah Figliozzi, there are now 46 on-street bike corrals throughtout the city. Other recent installations include a corral in front of BiPartisan Coffee on SE 78th and Stark in the Montavilla Neighborhood and one in front of Cup and Saucer on NE 30th and Killingsworth.
For more images of these three corrals, view the slideshow below:
Just went to Prost recently, they have amazing pretzels – big, soft, crisp crust. Mmmm. Great with an Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 🙂
Not sure that it’s been reported before, so excuse the repeat if it has been. There is a staple rack corral at SE22nd and Division, next door to Bar Avignon. This stretch of SE division includes several restaurants and other local businesses. It removed one parking place, but makes using your bike to reach these businesses far more convenient.
Should have mentioned that not Prost! had no bike parking to speak of previously and it sits on a corner with lots of food carts, a real draw for many diners.
There’s also one on SE 26th, just on the south side of Division, by the Clinton Condominiums, not sure if that one got reported either 🙂
new one in front of cup and saucer at 30th and Killingsworth too!
How can we submit a request for one in our neighborhood?
Very nice! The food carts behind Prost are great, and this summer it will be a blast to be able to easily bike there and grab some food and a beer.
(I heard a rumor that during the summer months, Prost will let you eat food cart meals on their porch if you are drinking their beer… anyone know about this? Prost has GOOD food, but it’s expensive to drink and dine there)
Do business owners just request these, and the city evaluates the need and installs them?
this should get your questions answered as to where to start should you want a rack or corral
City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation, Attn: Sarah Figliozzi
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204
Or by Fax: (503) 823-7609 or Email: email@example.com
and the link to the City website: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=34813&
We worked with Sarah to get the rack in front of Cup and Saucer.
Provided that the location is one that PBOT feels has the needed demand (i.e. empty bike corrals don’t look good – an opinion for another thread) and fits with other design/location criteria, the process is relatively painless.
The property owner and business owners in the proximity of the corral need to give the OK (having a local business owner or resident to do the ground work on communicating with other neighbors is key). Also, the property owner/business owner right in front of the corral is responsible for reporting any damage to the corral and maintaining the corral’s cleanliness (a simple written agreement outlines this).
The maintenance piece is not a tall order – just some sweeping and removing trash – and it is what any responsible business owner is already doing (maybe there are businesses ok with trash in front of their places but I don’t know them). The payoff for the potential increase in business that can result is an easy sell.
We are hoping to get another placed in front of Blackbird Tattoo. All the businesses are on board, we’re waiting for the OK from the property owner.
ha by chance I parked my bike at Proust’s new bike corral and than the one in front of Vita cafe, 30th and Albina in the same night. It was a corral to corral bike ride!