Posts Categorized in 'Parking'
A special event was not needed to illustrate the need for designated bike parking at Brewer’s Art; but it didn’t hurt either. Bikemore and Brewer’s Art invited riders Friday evening to come hang out in hopes of making the case for Saris’ Bike Corral Photo Contest. Even if you couldn’t make it Friday, you can still help. Just visit the Saris’ Facebook page and ‘Vote’ for Mount Vernon/Brewer’s Art Bike Corral.
The bikes came in slower at 5 pm (Note the brick sidewalk which makes traditional bike rack placement very difficult)
By 5:30, there was nowhere to lock a bike
and an hour later, there was this! (as photographed by Brian O’Doherty)
Not to be outdone by all the increased bike parking at Oriole Park, the Baltimore Ravens have provided new bike racks at M&T Bank Stadium. The purple ‘schoolyard’ rack was installed last week outside the GATE C on the southeast corner. The next chance to use the new rack is Sunday, December 2nd, when the Pittsburgh Steelers come to town. Both Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium have experienced an increase in bicycle traffic. Not only has the Maryland Stadium Authority installed bike racks, but the sports teams are doing the same!
Baltimore cyclists now have an official spot to tailgate!
With TWO winning teams in Baltimore, the Maryland Stadium Authority is packing more fans in the stands. With the crowded bike parking at Oriole Park, the Stadium Authority anticipates the trend continuing well into football season. The bicycle parking area is located on the southeast corner of M&T Bank Stadium along the Gwynns Falls Trail, between gates B & C. Below is a map showing the designated bike parking location and possible locations for directional signage based upon where the most improperly parked bikes for Ravens games.
Help the Maryland Stadium Authority plan the directional signs to the bike parking! If you’re biking to see the Ravens, where are you coming from? Where would signs to the bike parking help? Post away below!
A couple months ago, a blue Peugeot bike was locked to a sign post at the corner of Pleasant Street and the JFX off ramp. Around the Farmers Market area and along Fallsway, many bikes are locked up to sign posts as there’s limited bike parking at the market and none at Health Care for the Homeless.
As time passed, the bike lost weight. First the front wheel disappeared. Then the back wheel and brakes, followed by the derailleur. A mid-grade kryptonite lock kept the frame in place, until it finally disappeared over the weekend.
The best way to save the 10 bucks on car parking at the Baltimore Ravens free open practice at M&T Bank Stadium (and park closer to the gates)
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts needs a few more volunteers to assist with bike parking at Artscape.
The shift times needing assistance are:
- Friday & Saturday 10:30am- 2:30pm, 2:30 – 5:30pm, 5:30 -9:00pm
- Sunday 10:30am - 1:30pm, 1:30 – 4:30pm, 4:30 – 8:00pm
The Baltimore Department of Transportation was recently awarded $44,000 from the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) to re-start the city’s free bike rack service. The BRTB administers Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grants for the Baltimore region and selected the bike rack application in addition to several other applications.
Coming soon, the Department of Transportation will reactivate the “Bike Rack Request” page on the city’s website to make it easier for residents and property owners to request bike racks. Once the request is received, DOT Maintenance crews will schedule a site evaluation and installation, which typically takes 1 hour.
With a program budget of $55,000, the Department of Transportation wishes to maximize the number of racks on the street while remaining under budget. This project will have three (3) different awards.
Two (2) bicycle rack purchases worth $20,000 each where the bicycle racks are
- an inverted U-shape style,
- approximately 2” think, 24” at the base and 30” high
- powder coating or similar weather protection
- in a variety of colors
- include bolts, anchors or other necessary hardware
Another bicycle rack purchase, worth $5,000 will focus on bike corrals (on-street bicycle parking), where the corral is
- an inverted U-shape style with five (5) racks per corral
- approximately 2”, thick, 24” at the base and 30” high
- powder coating or similar weather protection
- include rails, bolts, anchors or other necessary hardware
If you are interested in submitting a quote for consideration, please send a pdf no later than Wednesday, July 25th to Nate Evans. Each quote should be at or below the amounts indicated above and include shipping and handling costs.
The City of Baltimore is considering the development of a secure bike parking facility in downtown Baltimore. A secure bike parking facility is a gated area in which bikes can be parked all day, typically for commuters (like the bike cage at UMB). This joint project between the Departments of General Services, Transportation and the Parking Authority is seeking public input on concepts for the facility.
If you commute or frequent downtown by bike, please take this quick survey to assist with this project’s development.