City now offers bike parking subsidy for northwest Portland building owners

(Picture: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Northwest Portland is on a roll in the case of turning into extra bike-friendly. The district has initiatives beneath building, a significant new plan for extra of them headed to metropolis council subsequent week, and now there’s a brand new funding supply for bike parking.

Late final month the Portland Bureau of Transportation launched the Northwest Bike Parking Fund. This new initiative makes use of cash raised from the Northwest/Zone M Parking District (established in 2016) to subsidize the price of new bike parking amenities. This system is for residential, business, or mixed-use constructing house owners who wish to create or enhance long-term parking equivalent to safe bike rooms.

As soon as constructing house owners fill out an curiosity type and meet on-site with PBOT workers, PBOT makes a suggestion and can present as much as $5,000 to buy the parking tools. PBOT buys the tools, then constructing house owners set up it and retain possession as soon as it’s within the floor.

Bike theft from long-term parking areas has skyrocketed over the past year. Hopefully PBOT requires ample safety measures for any plans they endorse.

This system comes as Portland Metropolis Council is about to undertake the Northwest In Motion plan subsequent Thursday (October eighth). That plan establishes a list of high-priority projects that purpose to double biking charges within the district.

One other main mission PBOT is engaged on in Northwest is the Flanders Crossing Bridge over I-405 which broke floor again in July.

For extra details about the brand new NW Bike Parking Fund, check out PBOT’s website.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org
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