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(A) Spaces required. Bicycle storage and parking shall be required for multi-family residential developments and commercial developments at the time of the initial construction of any principal building, or when a structural alteration or other addition to a principal building produces an increase in parking demand.
(1) Multi-family parking requirement. Multi-family developments in excess of ten units shall provide enough secure bicycle parking to accommodate 10% of the units at one space per unit.
(2) Commercial parking requirement. Commercial developments and redevelopments of 6,000 square feet or more shall provide enough secure bicycle parking in accordance with the following table:
Gross Floor Area
Required Number of Minimum Bicycle Parking Spaces
0 - 6,000 sq. ft.
6,001 - 10,000 sq. ft.
Over 10,000 sq. ft.
1 per each additional 10,000 sq. ft.
(B) Parking requirement reduction. Commercial developments outside of the Urban Corridor Overlay District may be eligible for up to a 10% reduction in the number of required off-street parking spaces for de vel op me nts or use s tha t ma ke special provisions to accommodate bicyclists in addition to the required bicycle parking. Examples of accommodations include enclosed bicycle lockers, personal lockers, employee shower facilities and dressing areas. A reduction in parking may not be granted merely for providing outdoor bicycle parking spaces. Examples of indoor bicycle accommodations are shown in the following Figure 1.
Figure 1. Examples of indoor bicycle accommodations.
(C) Design and location. All bicycle parking is subject to the Design Review Process. Required bicycle parking shall:
(1) Consist of racks or lockers of theft- resistant construction which shall be anchored so that they cannot be easily removed;
(2) Allow both the bicycle frame and the wheels to be locked using a standard U-lock;
(3) Be designed so as not to cause damage to the bicycle;
(4) Facilitate easy locking without interference from or to adjacent bicycles;
(5) Be located in convenient, visible, well- lighted areas, close to entrances, without interfering with pedestrian movements;
(6) Where provided for residential developments, must be protected from the elements; and
(7) Where located in commercial parking lots, shall utilize a paving material or surface different from the adjacent parking and shall include some means of protection of bicyclists and the bicycle facility from vehicular conflicts.
Exterior parking Interior parking
Figure 2. Examples of protected bicycle parking for residential developments.
Figure 3. Examples of outdoor commercial development bicycle parking.
(Ord. 14047, passed 8-12-14)