More bike corrals coming to Tucson streets

This is the one remaining bike corral installed in the city.

This is the one remaining bike corral installed in the city.

Cyclists riding around town may soon see some new bike corrals popping up around town.

Ann Chanecka, the City of Tucson’s bike and pedestrian coordinator, said a new temporary bike corral would be delivered and installed at eXo Roast Co in the coming weeks.

“I ordered it as a temporary corral so if in the future businesses are interested in trying it out, but not ready to make the full commitment, I’ll be able to move this around,” Chanecka said.

Eventually the temporary corral outside Exo will be replaced by the city’s first parklet with integrated bike parking.

A second corral will be installed on University Boulevard outside Fuku Sushi.

A third corral, which is currently being designed, will go in outside The Food Conspiracy Co-op.

Before the streetcar construction, there were three bike corrals. Now there is only one located outside Epic Cafe at University Boulevard and Fourth Avenue.

The corral outside of Time Market on University Boulevard and The Rialto Theater have both been removed because of the streetcar.

“Portland just installed 97th bike corral and we are now down to one bike corral,” Chanecka said. “We are going in the opposite direction, but that is changing.”

Chanecka is hoping other businesses will express interest in getting a corral installed.

Rocco’s Pizza seems like a prime candidate. Where do you think a bike corral would be useful?

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