Modestos first bicycle corral, an on-street parking area, has been installed at 11th and J streets downtown.
Bike corrals provide convenient parking for cyclists and end the need to bring bicycles on the sidewalk.
The Urban Design Group of the Downtown Modesto Partnership chose to install the first corral in front of Preservation Coffee and Tea, a popular destination for cyclists.
The bicycle corral is in a red zone to avoid displacing any vehicle parking and to increase overall utility of the street.
The group coordinated with the business in advance, to verify support and ensure the business would sweep the space, because it will not be accessible to street sweepers. Volunteers from the Urban Design Group painted the space.