29 Oct '13, 5pm

Portland swapped 163 on-street car parkings for 1,644 bike parkings! (video)

Portland swapped 163 on-street car parkings for 1,644 bike parkings! (video)

Milestone: 100 bike parking corrals and they can't keep up with demand The city of Portland, Oregon, has reached the impressive milestone of 100 bike corrals . That's 9 years after the first one was installed, and the city expects to reach 150 within 5 years and has 98 additional applications under review. As far as I know, that's a lot more than any other city in the US, though I hope that others will give Portland some competition. All cities need these Why are bike corrals so great? Because in a dense urban environment, the are very space-efficient; where 1 or 2 cars could park, dozens of bikes might fit. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) said that their bike corral program "has helped Portland businesses increase on-street customer parking ten-fold." That's 163 car parking spaces swapped for 1,644 bicycle parking spaces !They also allow cyclists to park righ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/portland-has-100-bike-par...

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