Bicycling to an early morning meeting, I noticed N. Mississippi Street’s second on-street bicycle installation. This on is located at the corner of Miss. and Beech.
The concept is that on-street car parking is removed in order to provide convenient and visible bicycle parking. Itâ€™s great for bicyclists because the number of spaces is greatly increased; itâ€™s great for pedestrians because there are less bikes on the sidewalk; itâ€™s great for businesses because more people can park in the limited space, so more people can eat, drink, and enjoy the main street.
The BTA helped spur the first on-street bicycle parking project at Mississippi and Shaver, this project has been a success for everyone in the neighborhood.
You too can have one in front of your business or development project. The City of Portland will generally permit businesses to request special parking, such as 5-minute parking, in front of their places of business. On-street bike parking is no different.
Contact Scott Bricker at the BTA to further discuss on-street bike parking.