Flagstaff Bicycle Parking Inventory
A comprehensive field survey of bicycle parking in Flagstaff was conducted in the spring of 2012 by a student intern from Northern Arizona University. So far, 400 locations have been identified around the city, providing parking for almost 3,000 bicycles.
Information gathered in the survey includes the location of each rack (address as well as coordinates), style, capacity, condition, and any functionality issues. Photos of each rack were taken, and the data has been entered into the City’s GIS system.
Locations surveyed include shopping centers, retail stores, office buildings, restaurants, government buildings, institutional uses, schools, and parks. The survey does not cover the NAU campus, industrial areas, apartments and residential buildings, hotels, or churches.
Please be aware that most of the bicycle parking in this survey is privately owned and maintained. The public is invited to use these racks when they are patronizing the establishment, but please be courteous and respect private property.
The data collected in this survey is intended be used to establish a municipal program to increase the supply of bicycle parking in Flagstaff. Specifically this information helps us identify high-priority locations that are missing or are under-served by bicycle parking, and allows us to seek sources of funding to purchase additional bike racks.
Secondary uses for the data include providing information to bicyclists about where parking is available, and analysis of the data to identify issues and opportunities.
Please help us!
As a next step, we are seeking assistance from the bicycle community in two ways:
- First, although we tried to be comprehensive, there are undoubtedly locations that we missed. If you know of a bicycle rack that has not been surveyed, please send us the specific location or address so we can include it. Please verify first that the location has not already been inventoried, and do not include residential buildings or racks on the NAU campus.
- Second, let us know about places in town where you think bike parking is most needed – where none is provided, where there is not enough bike parking, or where bike racks are poorly located or not functional.
You can send this information to Martin Ince by email. Your assistance is appreciated!