Recording / Don’t Fear Commitment: Successful Long-Term Bike Parking

When a bike commuter or person running errands by bike sizes up parking locations, the length of time they intend to park may inform where they choose to visit. If bicyclists anticipate to park for more than two hours, priorities will likely shift. Among others, some of the consideration’s individuals will make when selecting bike parking might include the convenience of the location, bike ease of usage, security levels of the location, and how well protected it is from the elements. During this session, you will learn more about how selecting the right equipment helps adequately prepare the space, taking into account the user and their needs, to create a space where people will stay for longer periods of time.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain at least one of the basic features of a highly functional bike rack
  2. Understand key characteristics of excellent long-term bike parking facilities
  3. Identify at least two the common pitfalls of long-term bike parking
  4. Identify and apply proper layouts to potential bike rooms

Lou Fineberg

National Advocacy Accounts Manager


Lou Fineberg is Dero’s National Advocacy Accounts Manager. He supports bike advocacy organizations nationwide providing technical training and business programming strategies to help them provide bike parking expertise in their communities. Fineberg was a founder of Bike Pittsburgh and helped lead the organization in multiple roles for a decade. As Bike Pittsburgh’s Business Program Director, he developed a bike friendly business program that integrated consulting services with commuter choice programming, working with companies like Google, Alcoa, and BNY Mellon. Fineberg helped bring attention to Pittsburgh’s cumbersome bike parking regulations that have since been modernized and expanded. He has authored two books – Three Rivers on Two Wheels and Urban Biking Companion – to help bicyclists safely navigate his hometown of Pittsburgh.

Paul Buchanan

Pacific Northwest Representative


Paul is originally from Minneapolis, MN where he also attended College. Paul holds a BA in English and BS in Sociology. He has always been interested in land use, building code, civic engagement and has been a transportation advocate for almost 10 years.

Inés Palacios, PhD (Moderator)

Training & Professional Development Manager

PlayCore / CORE

Dr. Palacios is responsible for promoting the value of recreation for people of all ages and abilities. She provides training, continuing educational opportunities, professional development, and research that supports recreation and play while generating partnerships and alliances in the field. She joined the PlayCore team in 2013 after obtaining a PhD in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from NC State University. Before joining PlayCore, she was an instructor at NC State University in the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Department. She is currently serving as NRPA's Chair of the Conference Program Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors for Dix Park Conservancy. Inés is based out of Raleigh, NC.

This session will offer the following credits:

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CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours. (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA/CES HSW PDH) will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements: 

  • Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event; 
  • Participate in activities and discussion throughout; 
  • Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
  • Complete feedback/evaluation survey.

To obtain your CEU, please visit the "contents" tab above to complete the associated components for this event.

Instructor(s) Disclosures:

The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.

Speakers Disclosures:

The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands.


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Long-term Bike Parking Video Recording
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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Requirement: Watch the video for a minimum of 50 minutes to be able to access the survey, quiz, and Certificate of Completion.
Obtain Your CEU Credit
Step 1: Complete Long-term Bike Parking Survey
9 Questions
Step 2: Download Long-term Bike Parking Certificate
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU) credit  |  Certificate available