The Halifax Cycling Coalition, in partnership with Regional Councillors and Business Associations around the peninsula of Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth, have added lots of bike parking around busy business districts in the city. We install the temporary bike corrals each spring store them inside each winter. We create eight new bike parking spaces at each corral. The great thing about the corrals is that they are placed in locations where parking was always prohibited. No parking spaces have been removed by adding the bike corrals.
We have placed bike corrals in locations where there is a need for bike parking, and the corrals also offer other great amenities to the street. Local artists and non-profits helped to turn the bike corrals into beautiful works of art, which enhance the streetscape and provide a public place for artists to show their work. Bike corrals create a barrier between people walking on the sidewalk and cars driving on the street, making it more pleasant to walk along the street. Each bike corral features two planter boxes on either side, with flowers adding greenery and beauty to the streets. If you want to learn more about putting bike corrals in your community, check out this handy guide from the Atlantic Active Alliance.
We currently have five bike corrals at the following locations.