Hoboken Receives Grant to Pilot On-Street Bike CorralsTweet
Hoboken, NJ - Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
The City of Hoboken has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bikes Belong Coalition to install pilot bike corrals. Hoboken’s pilot program will feature at least three on-street bike corrals which will each hold between 10 and 24 bicycles.
“I’m very pleased Hoboken is moving ahead with this innovative approach to address the increased need for bicycle parking and that we’re able to do it through grant funding,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
“This infrastructure reallocates previously unused street space to better accommodate the mobility of all our residents,” said Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs. “Corrals clear sidewalks of bicycles and also serve as curb extensions, improving visibility for drivers and pedestrians.”
Modeled on other cities’ sponsorship programs, the City is inviting businesses to apply for a bike corral near their business. As part of the pilot program, the City will pay to install the corrals with the grant funding, and through a maintenance agreement, the adjacent business/property owner will be required to keep the corral free of debris, oversee snow removal and inform the City of structural issues or damages. Interested businesses should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike corrals were pioneered by Portland, Oregon and have since been adopted by cities across the country including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and more.