Clerk of Council
Subject: Add Section 184.108.40.206 by adding Bicycle Parking in Lieu of Minimum Parking.
Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department
Section 220.127.116.11 Bicycle Parking in Lieu of Minimum Parking
A . Applicability
Commercial buildings and multi-family residential buildings may elect to reduce their minimum parking requirements by providing bicycle parking at a rate of exchange of 1 standard parking space for every 8 units of bicycle parking provided. Buildings requiring 3 or fewer parking spaces may not elect this option.
For properties requiring more than three (3) parking spaces, the property owner may exchange one (1) parking space for every eight (8) units of bicycle parking.
B. Function and Design
The recommended bike rack by the Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals is the inverted “U” design. This design is economical, secure, and well designed to meet the needs of many types of bicyclists and bicycles. Other designs may be used provided that they meet the functional criteria described below.
2. Must be designed in such a way as to allow the use of both cable and “U” locks.
3. Must be designed in such a way as to allow bicycles with different types of frames to lock to the rack.
4. Must be made of a material that is weather resistant and is difficult to cut with hand tools or saws.
5. The racks shall be cemented or bolted into concrete to prevent theft or vandalism.
C. Placement and Setbacks
The bicycle racks must be placed within seventy-five (75) feet of an entrance and in a visible, well lit area. The bicycle racks may be placed in separate locations on the property but may not be reduced to fewer than two (2) racks per location. Bicycle racks must be at least twenty-four (24) inches away from buildings and five (5) feet away from fire hydrants and infrastructure. The minimum distance between two bike racks placed side by side should be no less than thirty (30) inches. If the bike racks are to be located within a parking lot or area with traffic, it is recommended that physical buffers or signage be created to protect bicyclists and notify vehicles to exercise caution.