Thanks to a collaborative effort between Saris Cycling Group and the City of Memphis Engineering Division, the city will be giving away and installing a bike corral to the business or organization in Memphis that demonstrates the greatest need, location, and public support for additional bike parking.
A bike corral converts the space of one on-street parking stall to parking for 10 bikes. It’s a great use of space and a low-cost option for more customer parking. It frees up sidewalk space for pedestrian foot traffic and communicates a commitment to bike friendliness. Additional bike parking helps to support many initiatives the city has undertaken in recent years, such as the addition of more than 50 miles of bike lanes, to increase the use of bicycles for transportation throughout the city.
Anyone can nominate a location to win the bike corral, by emailing a photo of the location along with a brief description of why you would like to see a bike corral at that location to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 10. Your photo will be posted on the City’s Bike/Ped Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/BikePedMemphis, and votes will be tallied based on the number of “Likes”.
Three finalists will be selected and announced on May 11. Voting will resume until May 16. The winner will be announced on May 17, National Bike to Work Day.
To learn more about the bike corral contest, contact Kyle Wagenschutz at (901) 576-6710 or email@example.com.
Click here to download the above flyer as a PDF.