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City installs latest bike corrals in front of Double Wide Grill and Kaya

kaya rack-webThe brand new bike corral in front of Kaya on Smallman St in the Strip District

Two more bike corrals find homes in the South Side and the Strip District

The City of Pittsburgh just installed the third and fourth on-street bike corrals outside of the Double Wide Grill in the South Side, and Kaya in the Strip District.

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The new bike corral outside the Double Wide Grill, 24th and E. Carson St, South Side

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 10-12 bicycles.

The existing two bike corrals were installed in front of Mad Mex in Shadyside and OTB Bike Cafe in the South Side.


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