Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

I’ve been a member of City Club for years (more than two decades actually) and a few years ago I mounted a small campaign to get them to put pressure on the Sentinel Hotel, where they meet for their Friday Forums (then known as the Governor Hotel), to add some quality bicycle parking (there are currently a few City of Portland staples on the Alder Street sidewalk). No luck.

But today was like a dream come true. The Sentinel was hosting the Oregon Active Transportation Summit and there was an entire block face of bicycle parking!

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Come on, Sentinel, can’t you see what a nice addition a bike corral would be?

3 Comments

3 Responses to Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

  1. Craig Beebe
    April 22, 2014 at 7:49 am Link

    It’s too bad downtown business was completely shut down yesterday by this tragic loss of four car parking spots, though! ;-)

    Just kidding I was also pleasantly surprised by this, and would love to see better bike parking at Friday Forums.ee

    • Chris Smith
      April 22, 2014 at 8:01 am Link

      Craig, as chair of the City Club cycling advocacy committee, you’re in a great position to renew the campaign to get some quality bike parking for Friday Forums!

  2. Reza
    April 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm Link

    More on-street corrals are needed throughout downtown. The City recently installed a corral of bike racks in front of Target on the sidewalk — across from 10th Ave from the hotel, however.

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