City of Lincoln
2009 Media Releases
Several events coming up to promote biking and physical activity
Mayor Chris Beutler today cut the ribbon for the City's first bike corral, a secure long-term parking facility, in downtown Lincoln. The corral is on the 12th Street side of Center Park Garage and has room for more than 40 bicycles. The need for such a facility was identified by a 2004 survey conducted by the Multi-Modal Transportation Task Force.
"Residents indicated they would be more likely to bike to work if they could lock up their bikes in a secure place close to work and out of the weather," Mayor Beutler said. "Encouraging more people to bike instead of drive promotes a healthier, less congested and cleaner city. I want to thank the public and private interests that worked together to introduce this new concept to the community."
The project was an effort of the Great Plains Trails Network (GPTN) and the City departments of Planning, Public Works, Health, and Urban Development. A portion of the funding was provided as a result of a supplemental environmental project with NEBCO, Inc. The corral makes use of space in the garage that was otherwise unusable. A small monthly fee will be charged for bike parking. There will be no charge for those who currently pay for monthly vehicle parking and choose to ride a bike periodically.
The Mayor also announced upcoming events to promote bicycling, physical activity and cleaner air: