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When bicycle parking spaces are provided in exchange for one or more required vehicular parking space, the following design standards shall apply:
(a) Location of Bicycle Parking Spaces.
(1) The bicycle parking area shall be convenient to building entrances and street access but shall not interfere with normal pedestrian and vehicle traffic. For passive security purposes, the bike parking shall be well-lit and clearly visible to building occupants or clearly visible from the street.
(2) Uncovered bicycle parking spaces shall be no more than 50 feet from the principal building entrance and at the same grade as the sidewalk or an accessible route.
(3) Covered bicycle parking spaces shall be located in a secure location in an area that is easily accessible from the public right-of-way and building entrances. A secure location shall be one of the following: a locked room, a fenced area with a locked gate, or a location within view or within 100 feet of an attendant or security guard.
(4) Bicycle parking for residential uses may be provided in garages, storage rooms and other resident-accessible, secure areas. Space within dwelling units or on balconies are not counted toward satisfying bicycle parking requirements.
(b) Design of Bicycle Parking Spaces.
(1) Required bicycle spaces must have a minimum dimension of two feet in width by six feet in length, with a minimum overhead vertical clearance of seven feet. Each bicycle parking space must be accessible without moving another bicycle. There must be an aisle at least five feet wide between each row of bicycle parking to allow room for bicycle maneuvering.
(2) The area devoted to bicycle parking must be surfaced as required for vehicle parking areas.
(3) Bicycle racks must support the bicycle in a stable position. Structures that require a user-supplied locking device must be designed to easily allow a high-security U-shaped lock to secure the bike frame and one wheel while both wheels are still on the frame's brackets. All racks must be securely anchored to the ground or a structure to prevent the rack from being removed from the location.
(Ord. 14-18. Passed 11-26-18.)