As “last call” comes at Bill’s Beer Garden, the bicycle count, including those locked along Ashley and those in the on-street rack on Liberty, stands at 17.
A 50-bike storage facility that would have the footprint of two automobile parking spaces has been given approval by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board. [.jpg of footprint] The “cage” will be located in the downtown Ann Arbor Maynard Street parking structure.
The authorization of $30,000 from the DDA’s parking fund – for design, fabrication and installation of the bicycle storage facility – was given at the board’s Oct. 3, 2012 meeting. Similar “cages” in other cities use a chain-link fencing material. However, the DDA hopes that a more aesthetically pleasing option can be identified.
The facility is designed for commuters who would pay a rental amount for use of the “cage.” Bicyclists would still be responsible for securing their …
Downtown Development Authority board meeting (April 1, 2009): The board of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday and passed a resolution – with some dissent – recommending that city council eliminate the character districts from the A2D2 zoning proposal.
The board also authorized spending around $75,000 to help start a business district in the Main Street area – an idea mentioned in our report on the board’s December 2008 meeting.
Additional spending, totaling around $25,000, was authorized for bicycle parking – some of it on-street.
The board also heard a report from its ad hoc committee on the discussion of the parking agreement with the city of Ann Arbor. Initial indications are that there was clear (but not unanimous) sentiment on the committee against renegotiating the existing agreement, but for exploring other alternatives.
Accessibility was a theme that came up in the form of DDA meeting material as well as real-time parking data.