Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bicycle Racks Installed in UPenn Parking Garages

Compared to cities like Washington DC garage bicycle parking has been lagging in Philadelphia. But recent actions by the Philadelphia Parking Authority and the University of Pennsylvania are helping to improve things.

Today UPenn announced that secure, indoor bicycle racks have been installed in two Parking Services’ garages. Each location/rack can hold up to 30 bikes.

In Garage #37 at 34th and Chestnut, racks are located next to the Parking Booth at the 34th Street entrance.

Hours are Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., and the garage is closed on weekends.

In the Fresh Grocer parking garage at 40th and Walnut racks are located on the 2nd level across from the Parking Office and the garage is open 24 hours.

The Bicycle Coalition supports the installation of high quality bicycle parking and applauds the University's bike parking expansion program. We hope that this innovative approach to transportation problems spreads to other institutions such as Drexel, St. Josephs, Temple and LaSalle.