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Mandatory: Bicycle Parking

by UrbanTurf Staff

Mandatory: Bicycle Parking: Figure 1

In general, the talk around residential development parking requirements in DC centers on the developer meeting city mandates when it comes to providing ample spaces for cars.

However, Michael Neibauer of the Washington Business Journal reported on Friday that regulations were submitted to the DC Council this week that would require buildings of 8 or more units to provide bicycle parking at a rate of one “space” for every three units.

From the WBJ:

The parking should be inside, if possible, no lower than the first cellar level or first complete parking level below ground. Bicycle rooms must have solid walls and a motion-activated security light. If there’s no room inside, outside parking must be secure and covered.

It will be interesting to see how developers tackle this new requirement, given the growing popularity of two-wheel over four-wheel transportation in the city.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/mandatory_bicycle_parking/6094

2 Comments

  1. xmal said at 12:48 am on Saturday September 29, 2012:
    Two wheels good, four wheels bad!
  1. Adam L said at 1:59 pm on Monday October 1, 2012:
    I support bicycle parking, but why should the barking have to have solid walls and a motion-detector light? Let the developers provide bicycle parking if they think it will be amenity.

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