Photo by Ryan Deto
Learn to Build Better Bike Parking and Earn 1.5 LU/HSW Hours
More people are riding bikes and, obviously, that means more people parking bikes too. Admittedly, bike parking is not as sexy as bike riding. However, there is a real pressure building for quality start/end of trip facilities. On Friday, September 4th we’re holding a workshop to discuss building bike parking in these changing times.
Architects, developers, building managers and City Zoning Codes across the city are rising to the challenge and reaping the economic, environmental, and public health benefits brought by more bicycling. The workshop will explore how they’re building healthier, more connected communities by creating bike parking facilities that are secure, accessible, space efficient, cost saving, and might we even say, sexy. Join in!
Ryan Deto at the Pittsburgh City Paper has covered the story.
As the city grows increasingly dense and increasingly bike savvy, one less exciting bike component is bound to come up: bike parking.“Parking bikes is the least sexy part of biking,” says Dan Yablonsky of Bike PGH, “but [better implementation] is going to make parking easier, which makes riding more attractive.”On Sept. 4, bike, transit and development groups from around the city will meet to teach a course on how to implement bike parking into new and existing projects. Bike garages have become increasingly trendy in cities as of late, with East Liberty getting one as part of the new East Liberty Transit Center.
We’re taking over PNC Park on Tuesday, September 15th for Bike(PGH) to the Ballgame. Don’t miss the first-ever free BikePGH bike valet at the ballpark. Use promo code BIKE or the one provided to you by your bike shop.