Mayor Announces New Bike Parking Options
Monday September 10, 2012
Free racks will accommodate nearly 250 bikes in 19 parking garages city-wide
Surrounded by members of the bike community, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the creation of nearly 250 bike parking spaces located in 19 PARC garages throughout Louisville. All bike parking will be free. (View press conference video here.)
“I want to see Louisville become a healthier community. With safe and secure bike parking located across the city, this will encourage more people to ride to events downtown or even give bike commuting a try,” Fischer said. “For our enthusiastic bike community already out on the roadways, this is an amenity that will offer a new kind of convenience.”
Metro Public Works partnered with the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) to install a total of 41 new bike racks. The racks were positioned near the parking attendant booth or near security cameras to provide safe parking out of the elements. The racks were added into space already available inside the parking garages.
“We are pleased to work with Metro Public Works to provide this service to our citizens parking on two-wheels,” PARC Director Cathy Duncan said. “Bicyclists will be able to park in nearly all PARC garages city-wide.”
The new bike racks cost $13,730 to purchase and install. They were funded by a nearly $8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.