Portland Bureau of Transportation Bicycle Brown Bag Series
Third Thursday of Every Month (except December) , Noon to 1pm
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, 2nd Floor -Lovejoy Room
(bring your lunch!)
How to Turn Bike Parking into Gold
Presented by John Landolfe, Oregon Health & Science University
Even with theft trending down, over a million dollars' worth of bikes were reported stolen in Portland last year. Does this epidemic show a need to improve bike parking?
As Portland’s largest employer, Oregon Health & Science University parks a lot of bikes. And the OHSU Bike Program does more than parking. Learn about cash incentives, a stat-tracking website, insurance reductions, repair, loaner bikes, secure facilities, free tubes, discount helmets, bike valet and more. Together, these amenities helped OHSU become the largest company to ever win the Bicycle Friendly Business award at a rank of Gold or higher. If there’s a strategy you’re curious about, chances are OHSU has tried it.
Beginning with the Understanding Barriers to Bicycling Report in 2009, the Community Cycling Center collaborated with community leaders in New Columbia to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. In 2012, the Bike Repair Hub opened, turning what was once a vacant lot into a community resource for affordable bike repair, bike safety education, and a meeting spot for summertime bike rides. This year, the new Bike Skills Park is underway. Come learn about the latest project and plans for the future.
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For more information please e-mail Timo Forsberg (timo.forsberg[at]portlandoregon[dot]gov) or call 503-823-7699.