Providing a safe and protected place for students and teachers to store their bicycles during the school day is important when encouraging bicycling through Safe Routes to School programs. For years, schools have been provided racks that sometimes are inefficient, unusable, or poorly located on school grounds. Building and installing secure and sensible places for students to store their bicycles during school hours is one way to help get more students on their bikes more often.
The Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School Program has developed a Bike Parking Assessment Tool to assess bike parking facilities at one school or to compare and contrast the quantity and quality of bike parking facilities at different schools. You can read the full Eugene-Springfield Bike Parking Report here (pdf).
Check out our recent webinar: Striving for A+ Parking: Introducing a New Tool to Grade Your Schools Bike Parking brought to us by Shane McRhodes, Emma Newman and Isaac Meyer from Eugene and Springfield.
Portland Public Schools Bike Shelter Project Development Guide provides a great how-to guide for getting approval for, designing and installing a Bike Shelter.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership Bike Parking Tip Sheet provides guidance and examples to districts, school staff, and parents to either build or improve school bicycle and skateboard parking and storage that accommodates students who choose to wheel their way to school.