Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 147

Topics in Episode 147:

  • Portland, Oregon, has on-street bicycle parking corrals.

  • The Smart Trips program uses individualized marketing to promote transportation alternatives.

  • The Women On Bikes program encourages women to cycle more.

  • Portland State University hosts the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation.

  • We look at Portland's Safer Routes To School Program.

     

bicycle parking

Portland, Oregon, converted automobile parking into bicycle parking on Belmont Street. Demand for bicycle parking was too high to be accommodated on the sidewalks, so the city constructed bicycle parking corrals. A dozen or more bicycles can be parked into the space taken up by one parked car, so the city greatly increased the total amount of parking by converting several automobile parking spaces into several dozen bicycle parking spaces. The bicycle parking corrals have been so popular that businesses on other blocks have requested the city to build more.