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Get a free bike parking rack for your organization
Did you know the City can provide you with a free bicycle parking rack? Contact the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to request a rack be installed on the sidewalk in front of your business (as long as the location meets minimum requirements).
Portland’s 100th bike corral installed
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced that New Seasons Market at 4034 SE Hawthorne Boulevard is the site of the 100th bicycle parking corral in the city. The installation is a milestone in a program that has helpedPortland businesses increase on-street customer parking ten-fold in the last nine years.
Want a bike corral near your business? In some settings, PBOT can also set up a bike corral near your business , though there is a cost, and additional considerations. Corrals provide on-street bike parking for 12 to 24 bicycles, so if you regularly see 10 or more bikes parked outside your business, this may be a great fit for you. The City of Portland prefers locating on-street bike parking corrals at street corners in order to add additional transportation benefits, such as creating defacto curb extensions to shorten pedestrian’s crossing of the street and improving visibility for cars turning into traffic from side streets.
Create your own bike rack
Have something more artistic in mind? Build on the brand of your business or unique character of your business district with a customized “art rack”. PBOT offers step-by-step instructions and tips.