Bike corrals benefit local businesses by giving customers a central place to park their bicycle, freeing up sidewalks and encouraging the growing number of people on bikes to stop and shop. Bike corrals provide parking for a larger number of bikes in a small space and also offer a chance to be creative – corrals can be customized to reflect the identity of an area or neighborhood.
Commercial districts, mixed-use areas, and public spaces created through local placemaking projects are ideal areas for bike corrals; in constrained commercial areas, bicycle parking can be provided efficiently by repurposing existing on-street parking spaces or available public right-of-way. Tallahassee’s first bike corral was recently installed in downtown Tallahassee at the corner of Adams Street and College Avenue and provides convenient and secure parking for up to 12 bicycles. Additional corrals are planned throughout the Multimodal Transportation District, including All Saints, Midtown, Frenchtown, and the Monroe-Adams area.