All Bicycle Parking Blog Posts

Black U-racks are installed in an L shape around a bush in front of a school, several bikes locked to them

School Bike Racks

School upgrades give designers a chance to think about how built environment affects behavior. People choose activities when they have resources supporting these choices: so it is with active transportation. Lack of safe cycling or walking infrastructure is a discouragement on busy roads. Seeing this, many municipalities are working to

An empty New York street during the Coronavirus crisis.

Bike Usage during Social Distancing

As North Americans stay home in order to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infection, normally bustling blacktop is suddenly quiet. In many busy urban centers, March 2020 is the first time in decades that the sound of birds is louder than the sound of traffic. Cars still move people to

Wood background with metal type saying 2019 Review

Best Bollards (and Hardscape) of 2019

A New Year reminds us to look back at where we’ve come and set intentions for where we’re going. Propelled by new staff and new ideas, 2019 saw a lot of changes at Reliance Foundry! In May, Brent and Brad Done retired. Shane Kramps and Pritesh Desai stepped into their

A cyclist rides in a protected bike lane in Vancouver, BC.

Bike Infrastructure: An Essential Guide

Vision Zero is a program intended to bring traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. Municipalities all over the world are participating. Often, these same cities and towns are simultaneously trying to increase active transportation. The goal is to integrate pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and scooters, without increasing traffic conflict.

A diagram shows measurements needed for saw tooth bus bays including bay length and angle.

Park and Ride Design in the Age of Ride-Share

What is a Park and Ride? Many Park and Rides are parking lots where people leave their cars in order to take transit. As a design challenge, they’re seen in the same vein as other parking lots. However, park and ride serves a different function than most parking lots. These

A wireframe bicycle sits on a globe representing world bicycle day

Celebrating World Bicycle Day

The event was designed to celebrate the health and mobility provided by the bicycle to people all over the world. In developing countries and areas without road infrastructure, the bicycle provides mobility to those who would otherwise be dependent on walking or animal transport. Bicycles are a tool of economic

A helmet lies on the ground following a collision between a cyclist and a car

Preventing Bicycle Accidents

May’s beautiful spring weather makes it a perfect time to celebrate Bike Month. People are shrugging off the cold winter months, and the spring’s cool sunny days are ideal for pedaling. Bicycling provides many benefits to the rider and to their community. It encourages a healthy population who become engaged

A cyclist sits in a park next to his bike, checking social media for cycling news on his phone and laptop.

12 Outstanding Accounts for Cycling News

When you’re a kid, a bike offers freedom, adventure, and just a touch of danger. When the demands of adult life conspire against leisure time, many give up the pastime. Responsibilities intrude. Cycling organizations have good research to show that lack of safety is one of the reasons people move

A blue bicycle covered in snow is parked at an outdoor bike rack

Winter Cycling in Montreal

Even committed cyclists are sometimes wary about getting on their bicycles in wintertime. Icy roads, piled snow, and biting winds can chill a rider’s enthusiasm to suit up and get outside. Yet once people get on their bikes in winter, they often find it less intimidating than they’d anticipated. One

Cyclists ride down a long slope through a scenic vista in Oregon.

Cycling in Oregon

The popularity of cycling in Oregon has skyrocketed over the past decade. A growing number of bicycle tourists are flocking to the state to take advantage of its beautiful scenic bikeways and well-developed urban bike lanes. Oregon recognizes cycling as an essential mode of transport, with the added benefits of