Bicycle Parking Ordinances for Top Bicycle Friendly Cities

Davis, CA

Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Staff has thoroughly investigated bicycle parking standards and have examined standards from several peer cities, including some European cities, Cal Green, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)…   Continue Reading 

Portland, OR

Platinium Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle parking is required for most use categories to encourage the use of bicycles by providing safe and convenient places to park bicycles. These regulations ensure adequate short and long-term bicycle parking based on the demand generated by the different use categories and on the level of security necessary to encourage the use of bicycles for short and long stays…   Continue Reading 

Cambridge, MA

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

For new development and redevelopment projects, bicycle parking must be provided in accordance with zoning requirements. Locations and types of bike parking must be shown in building site plans and approved by the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and the Community Development Department. Ensure that your bike racks are approved and well used by following these guidelines… Continue Reading 

Corvallis, OR

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community Bicycle use, particularly commuter use, is greatly influenced by availability of bicycle parking. Bicyclists need safe, well-lighted, dry, and convenient storage fortheir bicycles after arriving at their destination…   Continue Reading 

Eugene, OR

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

The City of Eugene is interested in the effectiveness of its bicycle parking standards, particularly as they relate to development in the Downtown area. The City of Eugene contracted with the University of Oregon’s Community Planning Workshop (CPW) to assess bicycle parking standards…   Continue Reading 

Madison, WI

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

On March 1, 1988, the Madison Common Council passed an ordinance requiring the provision of off-street bicycle parking for new developments, expansion of existing developments, and changes in use that would require additional parking…   Continue Reading 

Minneapolis, MN

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Minneapolis is a popular city for bicycling, with an estimated 4.3% of commute trips made by bicycle in 2008 (U.S. Census Bureau). Having good places to lock bicycles is a key part of the bicycle transportation network, and Minneapolis is working toward providing more and better bike parking throughout the city…   Continue Reading 

San Francisco, CA

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Provide parking facilities which are safe, secure, and convenient. 24 Bicycle parking facilities must provide reliable security, adequate bicycle support, 25 11 safety, and must be conveniently located…   Continue Reading 

Seattle, WA

Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community

This appendix contains the existing bicycle parking requirements for the city of Seattle. The requirements for Downtown Seattle are contained in the Seattle Municipal Code, and the requirements for areas outside of Downtown are included in the Land Use Code. The Plan recommends updating these requirements to provide additional bicycle parking spaces…   Continue Reading 

Anchorage, AK

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle parking facilities are important contributions to making Anchorage a more bicycle friendly city. The provision of bicycle parking involves three distinct elements: supply, location, and design…   Continue Reading 

Austin, TX

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle parking is an integral part of comprehensive bicycle planning. It’s not enough to develop and maintain a bicycle-friendly road system. People can’t be expected to use their bicycles for transportation unless secure bicycle parking facilities exist at their destinations, not dissimilar to the motor vehicle system…   Continue Reading 

Burlington, VT

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle parking is required for most use categories to encourage the use of bicycles by providing safe and convenient places to park bicycles. These regulations ensure adequate bicycle parking based on the demand generated by the different use categories and the level of security necessary to encourage the use of bicycles for short and long stays…   Continue Reading 

Chicago, IL

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Providing convenient, secure places to park is an inexpensive and effective way to encourage bicycling. This chapter identifies five objectives designed to increase the availability of short-term (less than two hours) and long-term (e.g., indoor) bike parking throughout Chicago…   Continue Reading 

New York, NY

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

DOT’s CityRacks provide free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. CityRacks are a convenience for the entire cycling community. Also, the availability of CityRacks parking discourages cyclists from parking at mailboxes, parking meters, trees, and other sidewalk structures…  Continue Reading 

Santa Cruz, CA

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle parking facilities shall be provided for any new building, addition or enlargement of an existing building, or for any change in the occupancy of any new building that results in the need for additional auto parking facilities consistent with the parking variations allowed by section 24.12.290(6) of this part…   Continue Reading 

Santa Monica, CA

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

This appendix presents the recommended number of bicycle parking spaces and amenities to be considered for adoption into the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance…   Continue Reading 

Washington, DC

Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle parking spaces shall be provided for office, retail and service uses, except for retail and service uses in the C-3-C (Medium Density Office, Retail, and Housing), C-4 (Central Business District), and C-5 (Pennsylvania Avenue) (PAD) districts…   Continue Reading 

Los Angeles, CA

Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) publishes a guide titled Bicycle Parking Guidelines, 2nd Edition (2010). This is an excellent resource for planners, architects, and developers who are interested in providing quality bicycle parking. The APBP guide provides examples of preferred bicycle parking facilities and provides guidance for setting ratios for bicycle parking ordinances…   Continue Reading 

Pittsburgh, PA

Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Parking and Loading Access, to provide for and to incentivize bicycle parking in an effort to 
reduce car-related congestion in the City by promoting bicycle commuting and by requiring  the provision of adequate and safe facilities for the storage of bicycles…   Continue Reading