§ 155-11.90  BICYCLE PARKING.
   (A)   General.  This section establishes requirements for short-term bicycle parking and incentives for long-term bicycle parking and storage facilities.
   (B)   Spaces required.  Short-term bicycle parking is required in accordance with the following minimum ratios:
 
Use
Minimum Short-term Bicycle Parking Spaces
Multi-dwelling Residential
1 space per 5 dwelling units in projects with over 8 units
Commercial, Public and Civic
1 per 10 motor vehicle spaces in projects with 10 or more spaces
Industrial
1 per 25 motor vehicle spaces in projects with 25 or more spaces
 
   (C)   Short-term bicycle parking spaces.
      (1)   Purpose.  Short-term bicycle parking is generally intended to serve the needs of cyclists who park their bicycles for short time periods, including customers, clients, students and other short-term visitors.
      (2)   Design and location.
         (a)   General.  Required short-term bicycle parking spaces must:
            1.   Consist of bike racks or lockers that are anchored so that they cannot be easily removed;
            2.   Be of solid construction, resistant to rust, corrosion, hammers, and saws;
            3.   Allow both the bicycle frame and the wheels to be locked with the bicycle in an upright position using a standard U-lock;
            4.   Be designed so as not to cause damage to the bicycle;
            5.   Facilitate easy locking without interference from or to adjacent bicycles; and
            6.   Be in highly visible, active, well-illuminated areas that do not interfere with pedestrian movements.
         (b)   Location.  At least 50% of required bicycle parking spaces must be located within 50 feet of a customer entrance, and the remainder must be located within 100 feet of any entrance. If required short-term bicycle parking spaces are not visible from the abutting street or the main customer entrance, signs must be posted indicating their location.
         (c)   Size.  All required short-term bicycle parking spaces must have minimum dimensions of two feet in width by six feet in length, with a minimum overhead vertical clearance of seven feet.
   (D)   Long-term bicycle parking and storage spaces.  Long-term bicycle parking is generally intended to serve the needs of cyclists who park their bicycles for long time periods. As a means of encouraging the provision of long-term bicycle parking spaces for nonresidential uses, off-street motor vehicle parking space requirements based on the number of employees may be reduced by one space for each eight long-term bicycle parking spaces provided. Off-street parking requirements based on other measures (e.g., floor area) may be reduced by one space for each ten long-term bicycle parking spaces provided. These provisions may not be used to reduce motor vehicle parking requirements by more than 33%. Long-term bicycle parking spaces must comply with the following provisions.
      (1)   Design and location.
         (a)   General.  Long-term bicycle parking spaces must:
            1.   Be protected from weather and access by unauthorized persons;
            2.   Consist of bike racks or lockers anchored so that they cannot be easily removed;
            3.   Be of solid construction, resistant to rust, corrosion, hammers, and saws;
            4.   Allow both the bicycle frame and the wheels to be locked with the bicycle in an upright position using a standard U-lock;
            5.   Be designed so as not to cause damage to the bicycle; and
            6.   Facilitate easy locking without interference from or to adjacent bicycles.
         (b)   Location.  Required long-term bicycle parking must be provided in at least one of the following locations:
            1.   In covered stationary racks or lockers that comply with the short-term bicycle parking location requirements of § 155-11.90(C)(2)(b).
            2.   In a locked room;
            3.   In a covered, locked area that is enclosed by a fence or wall with a minimum height of seven feet;
            4.   In a private garage or private storage space serving an individual dwelling unit within a multi-dwelling (residential) building;
            5.   In a covered area within clear view of an attendant or security personnel;
            6.   In a covered area continuously monitored by security cameras; or
            7.   In a covered area that is visible from employee work areas.
      (2)   Size.  Required long-term bicycle parking spaces must have minimum dimensions of two feet in width by six feet in length, with a minimum overhead vertical clearance of seven feet. Bicycle lockers are exempt from overhead clearance requirements.
   (E)   Authorized administrative adjustments.  The Zoning Administrator is authorized to approve an administrative adjustment reducing the number of bicycle spaces required and to modify the bicycle parking design and location requirements of this section in accordance with the administrative adjustment procedures of § 155-16.60.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)