A couple years ago this very idea came up at BikePortland.org. And festivals and events around town have been providing valet bike parking for years; why not a permanent facility at PGE Park and the Rose Garden?
After reading about valet bike parking at Giants games in San Francisco, and watching a video about it, I’m puzzled as to why the idea hasn’t caught on already in bike-crazy Portland, or why Portland doesn’t have a city ordinance requiring secure bike parking at events or venues of a certain size. Not only would it encourage more bicycle riding, it would also help cut down on bike thefts. A few years ago I recall tickets to Timbers games could be used to board Trimet on game days; another idea I’m surprised has faded away in “green” Portland.