The Future of Bike Parking in Columbus
Over the course of the past year, Columbus Underground has played an active role in soliciting suggestions for bike rack locations in and around the downtown area. Many of them were implimented successfully and there’s still an ongoing discussion for where more bike racks are needed.
Looking beyond the standard U-shaped racks though… what’s next for bike parking? The following video (below) from Portland showcases two different types of bike parking solutions: on-street “corrals” that resemble our scooter parking zones, and a bike parking “oasis” that is placed on a curb-side bumpout that also contains a rain shelter and area maps. Do these look like potential solutions that Columbus could adapt for some of our more heavily-trafficked bike parking zones that require more than just a handful of racks?