The University of Maryland Baltimore has created the city’s first secure bike parking. Sometimes known as a “bike station”, this “bike cage” provides bike parking secure from theives and weather. Open 24/7, the bike cage is available to faculty, staff, students and affiliates of UMMC and Biopark.
Tony Green, Transportation Demand Management coordinator for UM, was instrumental in establishing the bike cage. Participation in the program is open to students and employees at $10 per semester or $25 annually. The bike cage, located inside the Pratt St. garage, is a fenced area equipped with a keycard pass only available to members. Bike cage members will also have access to the shower facility in the Southern Management Corporate Campus center. Standard wave racks are bolted to the green floor. Several wall racks were installed planning for the program’s expansion.
Space in the bike cage is limited and access cards are availabe on a first come/first served basis. Free bike parking within the garage outside the bike cage is still available, between two guard booths. For more information, download an application here.