New Bicycle Corrals in Downtown Colorado Springs
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two new bicycle corrals are now installed in Downtown Colorado Springs at Tejon and Colorado and Tejon and Cache la Poudre. Funded by the Bicycle Tax and Sustainability Funds, these new on-street corrals allow for safe and convenient parking of up to 10 bicycles at each corral. The on-street locations free-up sidewalk space and encourage riders to stop and shop in the areas near the corrals.
The new corrals are public-private partnerships. The City provided the equipment, and adjacent business will be providing routine maintenance.
“Adding free bicycle parking gives people more transportation options to shop, dine, and enjoy Downtown,” said Anthony Pratt of City Public Works.
“It is a priority for us to pilot different concepts in our urban spaces that support multi-modal transportation throughout our community, and our hope is this pilot proves successful enough to expand the program to a third location in the near future,” said Nick Kittle, head of Administrative Services and Innovation.
Thanks to the partners who worked hard to make this project a reality:
- Anthony Pratt and Kristen Bennett: City Public Works/Transit Services Division
- Nick Kittle: Administrative Services and Innovation
- Jake Butterfield: City Parks Department
- Greg Warnke: Parking Administration Manager
- Alex Horaz and Dave Chadwell: Tao of Metal
- Dero Bike Rack Company
- Hannah Parsons: Business Improvement District
Merchants interested in applying for a bicycle corral in front of their business should contact City Bicycle Program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org