Regional Bike Parking Workshop Marcia Maffei | Lane Transit District | point2point Jessica Roberts and Scott Mizée| Alta Planning + Design
Regional Bike Parking Workshop Overview of Study Learning Objectives Business Case for Bicycle Parking Life Cycle of Bike Parking in a Jurisdiction Recommended Rack Types Recommended Long-Term Parking Installation Guidelines Resources
Regional Bike Parking Study • Purpose: To provide the region with key planning information about: • Short and long term bicycle parking • supply and demand • Concerns about existing facilities • Need for additional bike parking at transit stations in downtown • Design guidance for selecting and installing bike parking • Potential development code changes for Coburg, Springfield, and Eugene
Workshop Learning Objectives • Create shared vocabulary • How is bike parking regulated and installed? • What makes for good (and bad) bike parking? • How to select and install bike parking? • Costs of different types of bike parking • Understand resources
Rooms/Cages Long-Term Parking: Rooms/Cages
Principles of Good Bike Parking • Easy to find (near door, not hidden) • Easy to use: • Space to maneuver • Can use both sides of rack • Bike is protected and out of the way • Two points of contact for frame • Must be able to lock frame with U-lock • Ideally: shelter from elements
Business Case for Bike Parking • Efficiency: more vehicles per space; more vehicles overall • Not all customers arrive by car • Bike customers spend more $$ • More attractive streetscape • Marketing edge for businesses
Policy Benefits of Bike Parking • Support downtown/neighborhood redevelopment • Help transit (first/last mile problem) • Attract & retain employees/residents • Minimize parking/vehicle impact of infill • Support goals to reduce VMT/carbon
Public Property Jurisdiction directly controls property, structures, fixtures
Private Property • Agencies do not control directly • Mechanisms for affecting outcome: • Development code • Code enforcement • Other policies (e.g. height bonus) • Public input • Partnerships/lease agreements
Recommended Rack Types • Hoop and Post • Staple/Inverted U Rack • Art Rack
Recommended Long-Term Bicycle Parking • Two-Tier Racks • Wall Hanging Racks • Cages/rooms • Lockers
Bicycle Parking Installation Guidelines • Bicycle Lockers • Secure Parking Area (SPA) or Bike Rooms • On-Street Bike Corral • Sidewalk Bicycle Rack Placement • Racks for Non-Standard Bicycles • Staple or Inverted U Bicycle Rack • Wall Hanging Bicycle Rack • Two-Tier/Double Decker Bicycle Racks
Secure Parking Area • Secure access for users with closed-circuit television monitoring. • Double-decker racks & cargo bike spaces. • Bike repair station with bench, pump, and tools. • Bike tube and maintenance item vending machine. • Bike lock “hitching post” – allows people to leave bike locks at the SPA. • Lockers for users to securely store belongings. • Electrical outlet for charging e-bikes.
Sidewalk Placement • 2 feet minimum from the curb face to avoid ‘dooring’; 3 feet between parallel racks; 4 feet between end-to-end racks. • Close to destinations; 50 foot maximum distance from main building entrance. • Minimum clear distance of 6 feet should be provided between the bicycle rack and the property line. • Should be highly visible from adjacent bicycle routes • and pedestrian traffic. • Locate racks in areas that cyclists are most likely to travel.
On-Street Bike Corral • Bicyclists should have an entrance width from the roadway of 5 – 6 feet. • Can be used with parallel or angled bike racks. • Physical barriers should be installed a minimum of 6 inches from curb to allow drainage and reduce collection of debris. • Parking stalls adjacent to curb extensions are good candidates for bicycle corrals since the curb extension provides a physical barrier to protect parked bicycles.
Principles of Good Bike Parking • Easy to find (near door, not hidden) • Easy to use: • Space to maneuver • Can use both sides of rack • Bike is protected and out of the way • Two points of contact for frame • Must be able to lock frame with U-lock • Within 50’ of building entrance • Ideally: shelter from elements