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Attention: Architects, designers, artists – Shadyside looking for creative, innovative bike corral design for their business districts

Corral design currently approved by the Art Commission

Shadyside neighborhood looking for creative, innovative bike corral design for their business districts

The Shadyside Action Coalition (SAC) is issuing a request for proposals to architects, designers, and artists/teams interested in creating interesting and durable designs to serve as bike corrals at metered parking spaces within the Shadyside business districts.

Proposals are due no later than 5PM on Sept 7, 2012 via email.

For questions and submissions, contact shadyside.bike.corral@gmail.com">shadyside.bike.corral@gmail.com">shadyside.bike.corral@gmail.com

Shadyside Action Coalition
PO Box 10149
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
www.shadysideaction.org.....

Schedule:

  • Aug 20: RFP issued
  • Sept 7: Submission due
  • Sept 10-14: Submission Selection
  • September/October: Art Commission Submission

Click here to view the Request for Proposals and all you need to know.

Can anyone say parking chair bike corral?

Cities across the country have been installing bike corrals to address an increase in people using bikes and their need for a place to park them.  Typically, bikes lock to signs or bike racks located on sidewalks.  However, in some places, the narrow sidewalks often get cluttered, making it difficult for pedestrians to get by. The idea of the bike corral is to make a “parking swap,” and use the space that previously accommodated one vehicle in order to accommodate multiple vehicles, increasing the parking capacity of a business district. Typically one parking space can accommodate about 10 bicycles.  Pittsburgh’s first bike corral was installed in May in front of OTB in the South Side


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