Calgary Parking Authority makes room for more bikes in the car
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Calgary Parking Authority makes room for more bikes in the car

The Calgary Parking Authority is trying to appeal to a certain group of commuters with new additions to some of it’s lots.

166 bicycle stalls have been installed and are now available for public use at various parkades throughout the core.

“They’re secure access so you’ll have the ability to access it through the key FOB and then there will also be other features in the cage or facility such as bicycle repair tools you’ll be able to use if you have to do a quick fix,” explains General Manager Troy McLeod.

“There’s an increase in demand for bicycle parking,” he adds. “We have waiting lists of people who would like secure bicycle parking so we’ve met that customer request to add additional parking at a number of our facilities.”

McLeod says the additional stalls is an increase to their existing infrastructure of 200 per cent.

They plan to monitor their use over the summer and will revisit the issue of whether they have enough spots by next spring.

No vehicle stalls were removed to accommodate the expansion.

Customers interested in secure monthly bicycle parking are invited to email the CPA.