San Francisco, with the help of the SFMTA Bike Parking Program, has turned what used to be car parking into a gorgeous bike corral area.
When the SFMTA Bike Parking Program was just toying with the idea of converting a parking spot to a mural in asphalt Michael Krouse, owner of Madrone Art Bar, took the unique opportunity to spruce up the outside of his business.
The bike parking area sits at Fell & Divisadero, and is one of the many examples of San Francisco's progress as an increasingly bike-friendly city.
“We are proud to launch this unique initiative with the SFMTA,” said Krouse. “Having the city’s first on-street mural outside our art bar in a bike corral isn’t just fitting, it highlights the nexus between local business, art and transportation.”
Last year alone, the SFMTA installed over 800 new bike racks around the city, bringing the total number to around 5,000. These racks park over 10,000 bikes a year in 3,000 different locations.