A few years ago, it was pretty big news when on-street bike parking or a bike oasis was installed in any city. Today, though it is always welcome news, it hardly merits a report. However, on New York City's 9th Avenue protected bike lane (which back in the day was NYC's first) three bike oasises [...]
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The Netherlands is widely recognized for having the highest cycling rates in the world. What's not so well known is that the Dutch don't bike so much because cycling is in their DNA. They do it because after the country started down the path toward car dependence, they made a conscious decision to change course. [...]
The corner of Smith Street and Sackett Street in Brooklyn had a problem. Drivers approaching the intersection from Sackett couldn't get a clear view of Smith because of the parked cars blocking their line of sight. Crashes kept happening and local residents started pushing for safety improvements. After experimenting with a few options, NYC DOT [...]
Washington, D.C.'s Bikestation is one of the sleeker and more fully-featured bike parking facilities that Streetfilms has ever seen. Located at Union Station, the Bikestation provides secure parking for more than a hundred bicycles, offers repair, rentals, lockers, and a changing room. Members get 24/7 access. Have a look and see how D.C. has made their [...]
Streetfilms got to take a tour of the newest addition to Seattle's transportation network, the 13-station, almost 16 mile Light Link Rail which opened in mid-2009. The route features frequent service (as little as 7 minute headways during rush hour), has great multi-modal access, and can get you from the SeaTac airport to downtown in just over a half hour.
The first Park(ing) Day was launched by Rebar in 2005, right here in San Francisco. See how San Francisco re-purposed parking spots during Friday's Park(ing) Day 2009.
ASCOBIKE is located an hour out of São Paulo on the grounds of the commuter rail station in a city with zero bicycle infrastructure. And yet, ASCOBIKE houses 1700 bikes daily, and offers a series of social, legal and bicycle education services.
In the greater Boston area, a secure bike parking facility for bikes has been erected at Alewife Station, at the end of the T's Red Line in Cambridge. It boasts one incredible amenity: it's completely free!
Greg Raisman of the Portland Office of Transportation takes Streetfilms on a tour of bicycle parking facilities in Portland, Oregon. Watch the video and learn the pros and cons of on street bicycle parking (a bicycle corral) vs a sheltered bicycle parking oasis.
The San Francisco Giants offer free, convenient, attended bicycle parking at all 81 of their home games.