Tacoma’s newest bike parking facility, the Park Plaza North Bike Cage, is scheduled to open Aug. 31. The cage is on the fifth floor of the garage at 923 Commerce, directly across from the skybridge to Broadway.

The parking cage was a collaboration of Downtown On the Go and City of Tacoma staff. Studies found that many buildings in downtown do not allow bicycles to sit in offices and do not provide bicycle parking, yet there are many downtown employees who like to commute by bike. “Having options for potential bicycle commuters is crucial to increasing the number of cyclists downtown,” said Judi Hyman, owner of TwoKoi Restaurant and chair of Downtown On the Go “And the more cyclists on the streets, the less cars, which means, less congestion. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The cost to use the the cage is $8 per quarter or $25 per year. Users will receive a quarterly code and will be able to lock bikes to the bike racks at any time.

Contact Kristina Walker at (253) 682-1739 for more information.