Monthly Archives: June 2010

Business and bike parking in Portland

Businesses in Portland are helping to increase the supply of bicycle parking in city neighbourhood. Click on the photo for more.

Portland’s system of bike corrals is spreading across the city

Energy and Sprawl

San Francisco Chronicle article covers the relationship between sprawling development and energy consumption. Flabby transportation systems that support auto dependent travel are symptoms of suburbia, a chronic disease of North American cities.

Read staff writer Will Kane’s coverage of California’s plan to cut energy use and climate changing emissions at:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/24/BA661E3PVD.DTL&feed=rss.bayarea

Downtown Victoria Launches Bike Parking Corrals

Working with the Downtown Victoria Business Association and several stakeholder groups, the city of Victoria launched a couple of new bike parking “corrals” at street level. The pilots will test out a couple of locations where bike parking demand is high and the need for more racks has been identified. Spots on Johnson St. and Fort St. got the new corrals, in cooperation with adjacent businesses. So far use has been promising.

See the news release at:

http://www.downtownvictoria.ca/images/releases/bikeparking052710.pdf

Cargo Bikes Gaining Traction

Cargo bikes are increasingly popular tools for those interested in pedaling their wares. More at Sightline, the Pacific Northwest’s news source for all things green.

http://daily.sightline.org/daily_score/archive/2010/06/22/cargo-bikes

CRD Bike and Ped Plan Open House

The Capital Regional District’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project goes back to the public and user groups June 29th. A networking drop-in starts at the CRD offices at 625 Fisgard at 5 p.m. followed by presentations and discussions at 7 and on to 8 p.m.

Staff and consultants will talk about facility types identified for regional application along with guidelines for signage. Further work will also be done on gaps in the regional network.

Valet bike parking will be available and expect some sweet calories to be on hand.

Email to pcmp@crd.bc.ca or call Andrea Smith at 250-360-3240.

Vancouver Opens New Cycle Track

Former Councillor Gordon Price has some great pics and a well written cover of the opening of Vancouver’s separated bike lanes on Dunsmuir St. in downtown. Find it at:
http://pricetags.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/concrete-not-paint/