As more and more Baltimoreans are making the decision to commute by bike, the city is thinking about better ways to to accommodate cyclists. One idea is to develop a long-term bicycle parking facility downtown.
The Baltimore City Departments of Transportation and General Services are looking into offering secure bike parking within one of the Parking Authority of Baltimore City’s downtown garages, in a lot either on Baltimore Street or Lexington Street. The project would use stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The city has put out a survey to gauge the interest in this type of facility – both from residents who already commute by bike, and from those who currently avoid it due to lack of secure bike parking. The survey asks questions about commuting patterns, preferred locations for bike parking, and potential payment options.
The survey is available online here. The survey includes map locations of the two proposed long-term parking sites. Don’t miss a chance to influence a decision that will change cycling downtown for the better.