Bike corral in PortlandPortland businesses are lining up to have car parking replaced with bike parking corrals.
This is the fourth column in a series focusing on the economics of bicycling. 
Bicycling and driving have one thing in common that is almost universally frustrating, time consuming, friction causing, and potentially expensive.
Parking.
No matter how seamless your ride across town, no matter how well-timed the traffic lights or low-conflict the bike lanes, it's all pointless if when you arrive at work, or the store, or the music venue or party, and have nowhere to put your ride.