bike corrals

PBOT wants to crowdsource bike corral usage data with eye on improvements

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 2nd, 2017 at 8:54 am

Ex Novo Brewing

Bike corrals have become a common feature of Portland’s streets. Looks like they could use a larger one at Ex Novo on North Flint Ave.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)

From St. Johns to Lents, and all points in between, the City of Portland has 145 bike parking corrals. The groupings of blue staple racks have become a standard piece of street furniture and a symbol of Portland’s commitment to cycling.

But how often are they used? Are some overcrowded? Should they be larger? Smaller? And how does Biketown figure into the equation?

These are just some of the questions the Bureau of Transportation hopes to answer with a new, crowdsourced bike corral reporting project. Using a short online form, PBOT wants to know three basic pieces of information: How many bikes are parked at the corral, if they include Biketown bikes, and the date/time of the observation.
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Portlander offers beer to illustrate bike parking demand at brewery

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 23rd, 2016 at 1:33 pm

(All photos by Ross Putnam.)

Last Friday night the lack of bike parking at Base Camp Brewing was readily apparent.
(All photos by Ross Putnam.)

Our bike parking coverage is sponsored by Huntco.

There are two things you can never have enough of in Portland: bike parking and great beer. Especially when a friend buys the beer*.
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Changes to bike parking at New Seasons Market in Arbor Lodge

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 9th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

New Seasons Arbor Lodge bike parking-2

Riding your bike to New Seasons Market in Arbor Lodge is now even easier with a new on-street bike corral and rear entrance on N. Holman.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

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PBOT reaches 100th bike corral milestone

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 28th, 2013 at 10:49 am

Fresh Pot bike parking

The city installed the first on-street bike corral at Fresh Pot on N Mississippi Ave in 2004. Today there are 100 of them throughout the city.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has announced the installation of their 100th on-street bike corral. This milestone comes nine years after the first one was installed in north Portland in 2004. The 100th corral is installed at the New Seasons Market on SE Hawthorne Blvd.
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The business benefits of on-street bike corrals: An infographic

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 16th, 2013 at 10:04 am

Bike Corrals: Local Business Impacts, Benefits, and Attitudes, by Drew Meisel.
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Beaverton considering way-finding signs, bike corral for SW Broadway

Avatar by on February 21st, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Detail of Broadway St. bike parking concept.
(Sketches by Bob Foster/
Robert Foster Architects)

As we’ve mentioned before, the City of Beaverton is working to make SW Broadway Street safer and more pleasant for people on foot and on bikes. They held an open house in early February and last week Mayor Denny Doyle was available for questions about the project at a neighborhood meeting.

Engineers are refining design elements and the city has a series of concept drawings showing what the new Broadway could look like. There’s an open house planned for March 5th and planners say they’re specifically looking for feedback on how bike parking should be set up.

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Keeping corrals clean

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 2nd, 2011 at 9:24 am

Downtown Clean & Safe employees cleaning up the bike corral on SW Broadway just south of Burnside.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Behind Portland’s bike corral backlog

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 13th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

PBOT graphic: Portland’s bicycle corrals: Installations by year
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Bike parking gets even better on North Mississippi and Williams

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:22 am

Covered bike parking on N Mississippi-2

All cozy and dry… I think I’ll stop for a meal.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland’s bike parking offerings continue to improve in both quality and quantity. Recently I’ve noticed two developments in North Portland worth your attention: a new on-street bike corral on N. Williams Avenue and a nice covering of a corral on N. Mississippi.

This new on-street corral on Williams is located just south of N. Fargo out in front of Waypost Cafe, a community gathering spot that has been in need of more bike parking for a long time. (Just a block north of this corral is another one situated on a curb extension). This is the fifth on-street bike corral on Williams — more than any other street in Portland (I stand corrected. Alberta has seven!).[Read more…]

Eugene advocate pushes residential bike parking corrals

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 31st, 2011 at 9:55 am

Demonstration of a residential bike corral
in Eugene by Paul Adkins.
(Photo: Paul Adkins)

A Eugene resident has submitted a proposal to the City of Eugene to install on-street, residential bike parking corrals. On-street bike corrals are common in Portland, but we’ve yet to extend the idea into residential areas.

Noted bike advocate Paul Adkins and Chair of the local Neighborhood Council, is behind the proposal. According to the We Bike Eugene blog, Adkins feels like public parking shouldn’t discriminate when it comes to vehicles. “There is no reason that streets should accommodate cars and not accommodate human powered vehicles.” Here’s more from We Bike Eugene:[Read more…]