First ‘Bike Corral' Opens to the Public

San Diegans can lock their bikes in Hillcrest’s new bike corral

San Diego's large cycling community can now benefit from a new on-street parking—the city's very first bike corral.

This means no more locking your bicycle on a tree or parking meter.

“San Diegans as you know are biking in record numbers and on-street corrals are a great way for the city to start catching up with what’s already popular support for this kind of transportation,” says District Three’s Councilmember Todd Gloria.

The new bike corral is located on University and Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest.

This bike corral helps provide 12 parking spaces with what would be normally one car space.

The City Council and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition wants to create awareness of this new bike corral and encourages the community to use it.

“It’s good for our environment. It’s green,” says the Executive Director of the San Diego County of Bicycle Coalition Andy Hanshaw. “It is a great form of transportation that’s healthy and it’s also good for business.”

This project took two years to complete with funding from the community.

The City Council plans to install three more bike corrals in the future—two in North Park and one more in Hillcrest.

This Friday is national Bike to Work Day, so join thousands of San Diegans and ride your bike to work.

Click here for an interactive map of bike routes throughout San Diego.

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