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City may convert new parking meters to bike racks

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The city may convert some of the 150 new parking meters on Fourth Avenue into bike parking.

The city’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager Ann Chanecka said she is investigating how much it will cost to add loops to each of the new parking meters along the popular shopping district.

Bike parking along the route has traditionally been a challenge in the most popular areas of the street.

There are currently 202 parking spaces along the route adding two loops to each meter would increase the total to about 500 spaces.

 

2 comments
@katalinscherer
@katalinscherer

Considering that bicycles bring in so much more business than cars, this makes sense. It is interesting why they did not think of this in the first place, before spending all that money on the expensive new parking meters. Why is there ANY car parking along the streetcar route anyways?