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New Bicycle Parking Code Adopted in Portland
"[The] Portland City Council voted 4-0 (Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was absent) to adopt a new set of bicycle parking regulations that will become local law for all new developments (and some major remodels)," reports Jonathan Maus.
Maus, who says the article was significant to warrant a specific follow up post, wrote about the proposed policy in more detail in November. At the time, Maus said, "the code would create new requirements for building developers. It would mandate the amount, design, and location of both long-term (for employees and residents) and short-term (for business customers and visitors) bike parking spaces in new buildings."
PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly agrees about the importance of the new regulations, saying the following at the hearing that approved the new regulations: "The availability and design of bicycle parking has a real impact on whether people can choose to use a bike to travel around Portland or not. We can’t expect people to replace car trips with bike trips if they don’t have an easily accessible place to store their bike securely."