Bicycle-Oriented Development in, Predictably, Portland

They're calling it 'bicycle-supported development', but it amounts to the same thing: new projects are springing up in Portland, OR that cater to the bicycle crowd with extensive bike racks and near popular bikeways.

Linda Baker reports that the North Williams business cluster in Portland is the epicenter of bikedom:

"In addition to the BikeBar at 3907 North Williams, a two-block stretch of the street houses the United Bicycle Institute, which teaches bike repair and frame building, at No. 3961; the Friendly Bike Guest House, a hostel that caters to cyclists, at No. 4039; and EcoFlats, an 18-unit rental apartment building with a 30-unit bicycle rack in the lobby but no dedicated vehicle parking. The BikeBar is on the ground floor of the EcoFlats building, which also has a shower for commercial tenant commuters."

Portland plans to raise its bicycle commute share to 25% (from the current 7%) by 2030.

Full Story: Developers Cater to Two-Wheeled Traffic in Portland, Ore.

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Outside of Portland OR,

Outside of Portland OR, too.

Bicycle Apartments in Bloomington, Indiana. This seems to be geared to college students mostly.

Plant 51 in San Jose CA features a "Bicycle Kitchen." These are more upscale with condos selling for around a half million dollars.

The first development like this I remember hearing about is one in Boulder CO back in 2002 or so. I can't find info on it now, though.

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