The single tenet that BFOC helped promote in the recently passed Bishop Davis Land Use study was to allow businesses to supplement the zoning requirements for car parking with bike parking. Prior to the study, many of our historic structures were unleaseable by business owners due to having too few parking spaces required by code. Today, Oddfellows, the new coffee bistro in Oak Cliff, took the first initiative by replacing a car parking space in front of its building with a bench that was outfitted with wheel racks crafted by local artists and welders. The space that formerly held a single vehicle now can accommodate up to 10 bikes.
We’ll be seeing more of these installations in the coming months, so stay tuned!