Need bike parking? We have answers.
Sep 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM 0 Comments
The Portland Bureau of Transportation provides a host of bike parking services to businesses and commuters.
There are more than 5,000 public bike racks in Portland. PBOT will install for free a bike rack on the public sidewalk in front of your business as long as you're located in a commercial zone and there is sufficient space to install it. If you frequently bike to a business that doesn't have bike parking, ask the business or contact PBOT directly; we'll follow up with the business.
You can request a rack by completing the online form, emailing PBOT at firstname.lastname@example.org, or pick up the phone and contact Scott Cohen at (503) 823-5345.
Where sidewalk space is constrained, Portland has installed bicycle parking on street within the traditional auto parking lane. These installations, often called ‘bike corrals’ accommodate 12 to 24 customers arriving by bicycle in 1.5 to 3 parking spaces. Portland has installed 87 corrals to date, all of which have been installed at the request of the adjacent businesses. Businesses that want a bike corral on the public street in front of their business can complete a bike corral application form.
If you bike to work and need a secure place to park your bike, check our Portland Bike Parking Map site to see covered bike parking sites in the Central City. PBOT also has bicycle lockers for rent for $95 per six months in the downtown and LloydDistrict. If you're commuting from further than you want to bike, TriMet has secure, card-activated bike parking garages in Beaverton and Gresham and bike lockers at many MAX stations.
Some Portland businesses have demonstrated their creative flair through the bike parking that they provide. To install an aesthetically pleasing, but unconventional bike rack (known as "art racks"), first contact Timo Forsberg at (503) 823-7699.
Bike parking for employees is the responsibility of the employer. PBOT bike parking facilities guidelines can assist with rack selection and placement. You can also contact Scott Cohen or Sarah Figliozzi with questions at email@example.com.
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