bike corrals

Portland’s first bioswale bike corral and more bike parking on Williams

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 11th, 2011 at 11:07 am

BES has taken an on-street bike corral…
(Photo © J. Maus)

And integrated it with a bioswale!
(Photo: PBOT)

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Vancouver gets two more on-street bike corrals, but businesses thwart a third

Avatar by on August 12th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

New bike parking across
from Esther Short Park.
(Photos by Marcus Griffith

Earlier this week, the City of Vancouver installed two more on-street bike parking corrals, raising the city’s total to three. The new racks were installed Tuesday morning at Esther Short Park and on the corner of Broadway and McLoughlin Blvd in downtown Vancouver.

As reported online in The Vancouver Voice last week, the projects were approved by the Parking Advisory Committee in July, but were not expected to be installed until late summer due to a back log of city pavement projects.[Read more…]

Study: Portland businesses believe in bike parking benefits

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 25th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Cover of Bike Corrals: Local Business
Impacts, Benefits, and Attitudes
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A preliminary study of Portland’s on-street bike parking corrals shows they’ve got widespread support from nearby business owners. The report also found that business owners perceive one out of every four of their customers arrive by bike.

The study was done by Drew Meisel, a graduate student in Portland State University’s School of Urban Studies and Planning and Fellow at the Institute of Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation who’s currently working as an intern at Alta Planning and Design. [Read more…]

Portland bike parking by the numbers

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 31st, 2010 at 8:01 am

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North Portland gets three new on-street bike corrals

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 24th, 2010 at 10:09 am

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One of three new on-street bike corrals
installed in North Portland.
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(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.
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Bike parking gets a boost on lower Burnside

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 8th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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New bike parking in front of Doug Fir.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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).[Read more…]

Newswire: PBOT installs four more bike corrals

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 8th, 2009 at 10:54 am

December 7, 2009

Dan Anderson

PBOT installs four more bike corrals

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is unveiling four new on-street bike parking corrals today and tomorrow.

PBOT has been working with the business community along Lower East Burnside to increase the amount of bicycle parking for customers. This led to corrals are being installed outside Rontoms, Doug Fir Lounge and Grendel’s Coffee House on East Burnside between SE Sixth and Ninth avenues.

The fourth bicycle corral is located off the Spokane Street bike boulevard outside of Bertie Lou’s Cafe at SE Spokane and SE 17th. The Spokane Street bike boulevard is currently under construction.

With the completion of these four facilities, the City of Portland now boasts a total of 40 on-street corrals that provide 790 bicycle parking spaces.

All on-street bike corrals are installed with the support and approval of the adjacent business and property owners. More information about PBOT’s On-Street Bike Parking Corrals can be found online.

The Division Streetscape Project aims to create “green main street”

Avatar by on September 9th, 2009 at 11:59 am

An example of a curb extension
with a bioswale (at SE Clay and 11th)
(Photo © J. Maus)

The city plans to turn SE Division Street into a “green main street” between SE 6th and SE 39th.

Division Streetscape and Reconstruction project manager Elizabeth Mahon presented draft intersection redesign plans to the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee last night, requesting feedback.

The project will give SE Division a green makeover, largely focused on capturing stormwater runoff in new curb extension bioswales. Project staff are currently looking at installing these and making on-street parking for cars and bicycles permanent along much of the corridor. [Read more…]

Media, Mayor help Widmer celebrate new bike parking

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 3rd, 2009 at 11:24 am

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New parking for bikes on Russell
at Interstate.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Last night Widmer Brothers Brewery held a celebration for their newly installed, on-street bike parking corral. A party for bike parking is one thing, but last night’s event was a bigger deal because Mayor Adams led a bike ride to it from City Hall and KATU-TV showed up to cover the whole thing on their evening newscast.

Adams broke a glass of champagne (or was it beer?) on one of the racks, there was mingling, and there was a party upstairs with a free bike raffle and other prizes (thanks to Cyclepath Bike Shop). [Read more…]

Widmer will celebrate new bike corral with ‘Bikes and Brews’ event

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 21st, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Bike corral on N. Russell at Interstate-1

Crews installed the new bike corral this morning.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The folks at Widmer Brothers Brewery are so excited to have a new, on-street bike parking corral in front of their Gasthaus Pub (on N. Russell at Interstate), they’re planning a party to celebrate.

On September 2nd they’ll host an event called “Bikes and Brews”. Widmer spokesperson Mindy Green says from 5:30 – 8:00 they’ll have bike-related exhibitors, beer specials and a raffle throughout the day “to patrons with helmets”. Among the raffle prizes are four entry passes to the 2010 Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride.
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