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1 Noor Ismail, AICP, Director of City Planning Joy Abbott, Assistant Director, Strategic Planning Division Corey Layman, Senior Planner Stephen Patchan, Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Bicycle Parking Legislation

2 Bicycle Parking Legislation Overview Requirement Requires the provision of bicycling parking in commercial, multi-unit residential, and parking structure uses. Requirement applicable based on square footage and type of use, after minimum threshold. Incentive Allows reduction in number of required automobile parking spaces when bicycle parking is provided. Is applicable with and without bicycle parking requirement.

3 A – Off-Street Parking Schedule Small amendment meant to clarify between vehicle parking requirements and bicycle parking requirements.

4 Parking Reduction Areas Small Amendment meant to disallow the parking reduction areas meant for vehicle parking for use with bicycle parking requirements EXAMPLE: Downtown is 100% reduction for vehicle parking, but no reduction for bicycle parking These provisions work well together, improving multi-modal transportation to the central business district, thus reducing the demand for automotive parking

5 Types of Bicycle Parking Protected Bicycle Parking Spaces Protect the entire bike Examples include bike lockers, check-in facilities and personal storage

6 Types of Bicycle Parking Unprotected Bicycle Parking Spaces Bike racks Locks wheel and frame to rack

7 B – Locations & Facilities Safety/Convenience/Equity Racks shall be strategically placed to ensure that are used to their greatest potential. Thus Racks shall be: Located in high foot traffic, well lit and clearly visible areas. Located to provide convenient access to building. Covered or protected when auto parking provides cover.

8 C – Layout of Spaces Proposed legislation will provide Rack locations that: Ensure convenient bicycle access Provide ADA access Continue pedestrian circulation

9 D - Bicycle Parking Requirement Parking Requirement for new development, expansion, and change of use Requires the provision of bicycle parking in commercial, multi-unit residential, and commercial parking uses Requirement applicable based on square footage and type of use, after minimum threshold Not prohibitive

10 E - Bicycle Parking Incentive Incentive for developers to provide Bike Parking Allows reduction in number of required automobile parking spaces when bicycle parking is provided One-for-one swap Reduction cannot exceed 30% of automobile parking requirement Can be used in conjunction with requirement Certain residential and vehicle-oriented commercial uses are excluded from incentive

11 Case Study 1 – Downtown Office Building PNC Firstside Center 647,000 sq ft 5-story Office use 1,800 Employees Constructed in 2000 Golden Triangle District Bicycle Amenities 28 Unprotected Spaces Shower & Changing Facilities New Legislation Requirement:65 Protected or Unprotected Spaces (3.6% of employees) Incentive:Not Available – No Parking Requirement Downtown

12 Case Study 2 – Apartment Building East Liberty Place 75,000 sq ft 4-story 11,000 sq ft of Commercial Space 54 Dwelling Units Planned Unit District Auto Parking: 71 Parking Stalls Required Bicycle Amenities: 54 Protected Spaces in Resident Storage Units 15 Unprotected Spaces New Legislation Requirement:19 Bike Parking Spaces Required, with a minimum of 11 required to be Protected (storage facilities, lockers, util. closets, etc.) Incentive:Developer has the option to provide up to 21 fewer parking stalls

13 Case Study 3 – Public Destination Carnegie Library, Allegheny Branch 15,000 sq ft 1-story Auto Parking: 16 Parking Stalls Required Variance Granted for 7 Parking Stalls Bicycle Amenities: Staff Shower 12 Unprotected Spaces using 6 Three Rivers racks New Legislation Requirement:1 Bike Parking Space Required Incentive:Developer has the option to provide up to 5 fewer parking stalls

14 Thank You City Planning - Bicycle Parking Fourth Floor, 200 Ross Street


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