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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2023
For more information, please contact:
Adam Wason, Director, Public Works Department
[email protected] or 812-349-3516
Hank Duncan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Planning and Transportation Department
[email protected] or 812-349-3529
Angela Van Rooy, Interim Communications Director, Office of the Mayor
[email protected] or 812-349-3505
City of Bloomington Announces Installation of 50+ Parking Corrals to Enhance Micro-Mobility and Pedestrian Safety
Bloomington, Ind.– The City of Bloomington is excited to announce a transformative initiative that aims to enhance the accessibility and safety of micro-mobility vehicles, such as e-scooters and e-bikes, within the city. In partnership with the Department of Public Works, Economic & Sustainable Development, and Planning & Transportation, Bloomington is set to install over 50 parking corrals throughout the downtown area.
The installation of these parking corrals comes as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to improving right-of-way access and safety for pedestrians. By designating specific areas for the parking of shared micro-mobility vehicles, the City aims to create a more organized and streamlined approach to their usage, benefitting both residents and visitors alike.
The project is slated for completion by August 15th, marking a significant milestone in Bloomington’s journey towards promoting sustainable transportation options and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the downtown core. The designated parking corrals will not only offer convenient drop-off and pick-up points for micro-mobility users, but also provide additional bike racks to cater to all cyclists and scooter riders.
“We are thrilled to introduce these parking corrals for shared micro-mobility vehicles. This project aligns with our adopted community goals of a more climate and pedestrian-friendly Bloomington,” said Hank Duncan, City of Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. “By encouraging the use of e-bikes and e-scooters while simultaneously ensuring they are parked responsibly, we are taking crucial steps towards building a more sustainable and accessible city for everyone.”
Furthermore, the City of Bloomington is implementing a coding system that will exclusively allow trips on shared micro-mobility vehicles to end in these newly installed corrals. This measure will help maintain order and prevent random and haphazard parking, thereby contributing to a more organized and efficient transportation network in the downtown area.
New scooter parking corral installed in the 500 block of N College Ave.