Are they worth the trouble & expense? A powerpoint presentation by Michael Ronkin former bike coordinator for the State of Oregon
Capital Bike and Walk (CBWS) has partnered with the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition (GVCC) to conduct bicycle counts in advance of work being done on the E&N Rail Trail. This will help us to track changes in bicycle traffic that is likely to be generated by the new trail project.
From the October 2009 Scientific American Magazine
Bicycle Parking 101
Good bicycle parking options support cycling transportation. People are less likely to ride if their bicycle isn’t safe at their destination. Adding weather protection is a bonus that is increasingly important too. Cyclists are twice as likely to use a sheltered rack.
At the Kid’s Market on Granville Island in Vancouver, the shelter is convenient to the front door, providing informal surveillance to enhance security. The design complements the building and is integrated into the structure, keeping costs down too. Information on planning bicycle parking is in our bicycle parking manual.
A new grading system for bike parking is new to our CBWS website. This new project is support by Translink, the Metro Vancouver Transportation Authority. Kid’s market probably rates an 85/100. Find out more by following the link to the Power Point presentation.