Presentation on theme: "Today’s Goal: Better Bike Parking Facilities. Introduction At the end of this session you will be able to… Explain the importance and relevance of bicycle."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Goal: Better Bike Parking Facilities.
Introduction At the end of this session you will be able to… Explain the importance and relevance of bicycle parking best practices Differentiate between best practices based solutions and non-compliant options Understand spacing guidelines to create successful parking solutions
Why Bike Parking? Governments & industry are paying attention to bike infrastructure Positive economic and health impact Meet LEED & sustainability standards
Why Bike Parking? Experiential benefits such as access, safety & security from the cyclist’s perspective Equality across all modes of transportation Design complete streets & buildings
Alliance for Biking & Walking, 2014
What are the Best Practices? Simple and Obvious Function Two Points of Contact Compatible Compliment Surroundings
Good Examples Some good examples of best practices based bike parking are: Inverted U’s or A’s Post & Ring Cluster Rack or Hanger Rack
The Inverted ‘U’ Two Points of Contact
The Post & Ring
The Hanger Rack
Poor Examples Racks that should be avoided include: Toaster or Comb Racks Spiral or Wave Racks Wheel Benders
The Toaster Narrow spacing reduces usability. Desire to lock frame.
The Spiral Angled rack results in tipping.
The Wheel Bender Can’t lock the frame!
The Wave Space hogs!!
How much space does a cyclist & their bicycle need? – How much space do other modes of transportation get? You need room to move… Theoretical vs. Actual bike parking spaces Space Guidelines
Short-Term Parking Typically, racks located outdoors o Should be close to building entrance o Placed for convenience (below)
Short-Term Site Planning: MACRO SCALE As close as possible to the destination Within 50 feet of the door – closer is better! Visible from the destination In a high traffic area Weather protected
Read the specs! In general give at least three feet of clearance around everything! Consider pedestrian flows, disabled access, and emergency access Don’t cram it in Short-Term Site Planning: Micro Scale
Long-Term Long-Term Parking o Higher security o Can be further from the final destination o Intended to serve residents and commuters, not the public
Long-Term Considerations Bike Shelters Shared Bike Rooms or Bike Cages Bike Lockers
Accessories The right accessories provide extra value to bike parking facilities. Repair Stand, Air pump, Tools Lockers, Changing / Showering Facilities
Technical Considerations: Rack Construction and Installation
Technical Considerations: Materials & Finish Bicycle racks typically come in a number of finishes, each with their own pros and cons.
Maintenance Periodic check of bolts & anchors Hanger racks may need straightening Powder coating may need to be touched up from time to time depending on climate and usage
Capacity How many do I need? A tricky question… – Current demand – Future growth Survey / Count – Fly Parking – When / Where
Credits & Resources Prepared by: – Adam Cooper MCIP, RPP - Registered Professional Planner practicing in Transportation Planning Reference Points APBP Bicycle Parking Guidelines The Danish Cycling Federation Thunder Bay Bicycle Parking Guidelines Cycle Parking Guide for New Residential Developments, City of Cambridge
Thank you! Jason Alcott Business Development x222