By Kyle Hearing
Since December, a group of Temple University graduate students from the department of City and Regional Planning have been working to help the Bicycle Coalition better understand the current landscape of bicycle parking in Center City, Philadelphia.
The goal of the project is to identify several key areas throughout the Center City district where the existing supply of bicycle parking falls significantly short of the calculated demand.
Beyond just looking at where to incorporate investment into bicycle parking, the ongoing project hopes to address the question of what type of bicycle parking would be most impactful.
That’s where you come in.
We are asking your help in completing this survey; your responses will be critical in creating a voice that will ultimately shape the new landscape of bicycle parking in Center City.
In case that’s not reason enough to participate, with the completion of your response, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card to a Bicycle Coalition partner bike shop of the winner’s choosing.
Responses will be used only within the context of providing recommendations related to bicycle parking; and, as always, will remain confidential. Thanks in advance!
Any questions should be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Doshna: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I like any type of bike parking that is within 1/20th of a mile of my destination and is securely bolted into the ground. More bike racks along the curb, or higher density bike parking in small lots would be fine with me; I use both. I wouldn’t mind paying a nominal fee for using a lot, either, so long as it’s proportionate to the amount of land a bike uses vs. a car.
Thanks for doing this study! In my opinion, there is a need for more bike parking in the gayborhood, specifically around 12th and Pine and extending a radius of six blocks. Outside my chiropractor’s office at 1004 Pine, there is only one bike rack, which is on the opposite side of the street.
I would like to seem more bike corrals with space for oversized bike like cargo/box bikes and longtails