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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
(Aug. 14, 2018) Portland is growing, and more and more people are riding bicycles to commute and to take trips around the city. To support this growth and continue to encourage bicycling as a mode of transportation, the City uses standards and guidelines to support secure, accessible and convenient bicycle parking in all new developments and major redevelopments. End-of-trip facilities, like bicycle parking, are a key component to support the use of bicycles for transportation. Data shows that people are significantly less likely to use a bicycle if they don’t have a safe place to lock it at the end of their trip.
The Bicycle Parking Chapter of the Zoning Code (33.266.200) update is focused on ensuring new development and major redevelopment provide adequate, secure and convenient short- and long-term bicycle parking. Portland’s bicycle parking code hasn’t been updated in 20 years. With changes in technology, design and the way people get around town over the past two decades, it’s time for a refresh.
Why is this project Important?
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) in collaboration with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has released a Discussion Draft of the Bicycle Parking Code Update Project for public review. The document includes the proposed code amendments and background analysis.
Comments on the Discussion Draft are due on October 1, 2018. You can submit your comments any of these ways:
Online Survey: Bicycle Code Online Survey
Attn: Bicycle Parking Code Update Project
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204
Project staff will consider public comments and the City’s goals and policies to produce the Proposed Draft, which will be submitted to the Planning and Sustainability Commission this fall.
If you have questions or would like to have staff come and talk about the project with your organization, please contact Liz Hormann at 503-823-5086 or Sarah Figliozzi at 503-823-0805 or email: email@example.com