Bikes locked to the new racks (and not the trees) across from La Prima Espresso, 21st Street
New bike racks help business districts deal with loss of bike parking after parking meter removal
The City installed dozens of bike racks throughout the Strip District, as part of a program to install bike racks in business districts that removed parking meters for the new kiosk system. Working in collaboration with Neighbors in the Strip, 70 new bike parking spaces were added, mostly along Penn Ave and the side streets. The Strip District proved particularly challenging to locate racks, as the meter removal added much needed pedestrian space to the sidewalks, while at the same time, discarding the needed locations to lock up bicycles.
The Strip is a neighborhood that is particularly parking challenged, so the addition of bike racks is an easy way to encourage more customers to visit the neighborhood more frequently, without driving and needing to park their automobile.
Additionally, these improvements will help encourage the burgeoning residential population to more easily make their trips to the business district on a bicycle.
Bike racks outside of Lotus Food Co., 17th Street
Thanks to our partners at Neighbors in the Strip, Strip District business and building owners, District 7 Councilperson Deb Gross, Department of City Planning, Office of the Mayor, and Department of Public Works for their help on this project.
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