Tag Archives: on-street bike parking

How Seattle can build more and better bike parking

Bike parking is not the sexiest bike issue, but it’s important. As biking increases, the city must keep up by installing more bike racks. And with public sidewalk space at a premium in many areas, that means getting creative with … Continue reading

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West Seattle residents want bike corral at the Junction, White Center discusses first corral on 16th

Seattle has been doing a great job installing on-street bike corrals around town this year. Well, maybe not ALL around town. West Seattle still does not have a corral despite demand for one in the Junction business district, and residents … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new bike corrals are more versatile, easier to use and cost 1/3 as much

Here’s a rare story of government transportation efficiency: Seattle’s Department of Transportation has started installing on-street bike corrals that are easier to use, more versatile and expandable, and cost just a third as much as the ones they had been … Continue reading

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Portland has upgraded 163 car parking spaces to create 1,644 bike spots

Portland Now Has 100 Street Bike Corrals! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. The City of Portland has hit a milestone: 100 bike corrals installed, and as many businesses are still clamoring for one near them. Bike Portland presents the number like … Continue reading

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FamilyRide: Mapping our bike corrals

I love bike corrals! My big bike doesn’t really fit in the artsy ones, but I still love them. Riding through Ballard the other day, I passed one I’d never seen before. It’s not new, I’d just never biked on … Continue reading

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Bike parking overload at Capitol Hill Block Party (+ a sad plea to find a stolen bike)

Bike parking got a little creative during Capitol Hill Block Party. This bike corral in front of Northwest Film Forum was stretched to the limits. That’s 22 (by my best count) bikes squeezed into the space of one parked car … Continue reading

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Lake City’s Kaffeeklatsch wants to keep unpermitted art bike rack

Lacking any place for customers to lock their bikes, Lake City’s Kaffeeklatsch coffee shop asked the city for a bike rack. However, as we reported one year ago, the city’s bike parking program was put on hold due to budget concerns. … Continue reading

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SDOT bike parking program on hold, could be cut

In the face of budget cuts, SDOT has put the city’s bike parking program on hold and has offered it up to city leaders as a potential budget cut. From Sam Woods at SDOT: SDOT was required to offer cuts … Continue reading

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Let SDOT know where to install bike racks

As we enter winter, and street painting and paving season comes to an end, SDOT refocuses on their bike parking efforts. So you know that place where you can never find a place to lock up? Riding around the block, … Continue reading

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