(Photos: Heather McCarey)
A partnership between the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association and the Doubletree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah) has led to a new public bike parking facility with space for 54 bikes.
According to Heather McCarey with the Lloyd TMA, the 27 staple racks have been constructed on the first floor of the Doubletree’s parking garage. The new racks are placed in a space formerly occupied by three car parking spaces. McCarey says the project was made possible through a “unique partnership” between her organization, the Doubletree Hotel, and a five-member project team from the 2010 Leadership Portland program (run by the Portland Business Alliance).
The Leadership Portland team conceived and designed the project and then worked with the Lloyd TMA to find a site. The TMA then donated the racks to the Doubletree, who installed them and has agreed to maintain them and make them available to the general public (not just hotel guests). The parking is covered and is directly adjacent to a 24-hour parking attendant.
In a statement released by the Lloyd TMA, general manager of the Doubletree Hotel, Steve Faulstick said, “Giving up parking spaces to provide bike parking for neighborhood commuters is a natural fit for the Doubletree.”
The new bike racks are accessible from either NE 9th or NE 11th between Holladay and Multnomah Streets.
This Friday (6/25) at noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony and party is planned to celebrate the new bike parking.