05 Sep '11, 3pm

My latest at @grist: What did we find in tiny Nevada City, CA? Cutting edge bike parking and street design. So cool.

Adding bike corrals could be a big first step in encouraging riders to cruise around small, touristy towns. Nevada City, Calif., has got a fever -- and the only cure is more bike corrals. Bike corrals are like supersized bike racks in a parking spot, usually on-street, which replace one or two car parking spaces with anywhere from four to 20 bike parking staples. They're growing in popularity around the country (I wrote about them in a Bikenomics column a few months ago ), but even I was surprised that bike advocates here had read about it and gotten excited. So at 8 a.m., with coffee and local strawberries in hand, we went for a walk around tiny, touristy downtown Nevada City with a delegation of transportation advocates, the city manager, and a traffic engineer from the next town over. We started out in the public parking lot outside the APPLE Center , a nonprofit sustai...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-09-04-corralling-bike-fe...

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