TriMet investment in bike parking facilities grows

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Grants and local funds help pay for the improvements

TriMet continues to plan for and invest in bike parking facilities as a key ingredient to accessing transit. As riders around the region look to combine bike trips with transit, providing a variety of bike parking is a necessary component and attractive alternative to bringing a bike onboard already crowded trains and buses. A new Bike & Ride facility will open in Hillsboro soon with two additional facilities opening by the end of the year.

Work is near completion on TriMet's Orenco Bike & Ride facility, which opens soon, date announced soon.

Work is near completion on TriMet’s Orenco Bike & Ride facility, which opens soon.

“Expanding our bike parking facilities gives bike riders more options to connect with transit,” said Jeff Owen, TriMet’s active transportation planner. “You can park your bike at one end of your trip, hop on board the train or bus, and then choose from several options on the other end such as bike share, shuttles, walking or even car share services to get to your final destination.”

Especially during rush hour, MAX trains and buses are often crowded with full bike racks, making riders with bikes have to wait for another train. A system of Bike & Ride parking facilities helps to alleviate that congestion by allowing riders to park their bikes, and then get on transit to continue their trip.

Key Station Highlights

Orenco MAX Bike & Ride
• TriMet is working in close partnership with the City of Hillsboro, Holland Development, Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation to put the finishing touches on a new Bike & Ride facility in the busy Orenco area, where a new mixed-use development is taking shape
• The facility will have more than 50 secure, enclosed bike parking spaces, a repair stand with tools, air pump, cargo bike parking area and outlets for e-bikes
• The facility is opening soon and we’ll announce a date shortly

Goose Hollow MAX Bike & Ride

Draft concept for new Bike & Ride facility at the Goose Hollow/SW 18th Ave station.

Draft concept for new Bike & Ride facility at the Goose Hollow/SW 18th Ave Station.

• TriMet is working in close partnership with the First United Methodist Church of Portland to secure space adjacent to the station to locate both enclosed and covered bike parking spaces
• Initial concept planning has been completed for about 50-60 bike parking spaces total, including both secure, enclosed facilities and covered bike parking spaces
• TriMet will continue to work closely with the property owner, neighborhood, city, and the public to design and build the final project
• Construction is scheduled to start later this year with opening by the end of 2016

Beaverton Creek MAX Bike & Ride
• TriMet is working in close partnership with Washington County, City of Beaverton and Westside employers to design and build a secure Bike & Ride facility at the Beaverton Creek MAX Station
• Initial concepts call for about 100 bike parking spaces, including both secure, enclosed facilities and covered bike parking spaces
• The project recently completed a new trail crossing to better connect current and future trails in the area, connecting workers with transit and nearby jobs, including Nike and other employers
• Construction is scheduled to start later this year with opening by the end of 2016

The project at Orenco is assisted by a grant from Metro, with matching funds from TriMet. The projects at Goose Hollow and Beaverton Creek are assisted by an Oregon Department of Transportation ConnectOregon grant, with matching funds from both Washington County and TriMet.