Guidelines for the design and management of bicycle parking facilities

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Guidelines for the Design and Management of Bicycle Parking Facilities
DRAFT - MAY 2008

Guidelines for the desiGn and ManaGeMent of Bicycle ParkinG facilities

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. BACKGROUND

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2. DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR BICYCLE PARKING ON PROPERTY OUTSIDE OF THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
2.1. BICYCLE PARKING DEFINITIONS3
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2.2. CRITERIA FOR GOOD QUALITY BICYCLE PARKING: 2.3. SHORT-TERM BICYCLE PARKING 2.3.1. Rack Design 2.3.2. Covered Bicycle Parking 2.3.3. Installation

2.4 LONG-TERM BICYCLE PARKING 2.4.1 Bicycle Lockers 2.4.2 Bicycle Cages 2.4.3 Indoor Bicycle Parking (Parking Garage) 2.4.4 Indoor Bicycle Parking (Bike Room) 2.5 SHOWER / CHANGE FACILITIES7











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2.6 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS 2.7 BICYCLE PARKING ISSUES BY DEVELOPMENT TYPE 2.7.1 High-Rise & Low-Rise Residential Uses 2.7.2 Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Uses 2.7.3 Uses with High Bicycle Parking Demand

3. SITE DESIGN STRATEGIES
3.1. ACCESSIBILITY 3.2STAIRWAYS

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3.3 BICYCLE PATHS ON-SITE

3.4 DESIGNING FOR CONVENIENCE 3.5 SIGNAGE

3.6 SAFETY AND SECURITY

3.7 CREATING ATTRACTIVE BICYCLE PARKING

Guidelines for the desiGn and ManaGeMent of Bicycle ParkinG facilities
4. BUILDINGMANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND EMPLOYER-BASED STRATEGIES
4.1 SHORT-TERM BICYCLE PARKING

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4.2 LONG-TERM BICYCLE PARKING 4.2.1 Bicycle Lockers 4.2.2 Bicycle Cages 4.2.3 Indoor Bicycle Parking (Underground Parking Garage) 4.2.4 Indoor Bicycle Parking (Bike Room) 4.3 SECURITY AND FACILITY OPERATIONS 4.4 BUILDING ACCESS20 21 21

4.5 INCENTIVES TO ENCOURAGE BICYCLE USE

5. BICYCLE PARKING FACILITIES IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
5.1 NEW DEVELOPMENTS PROGRAM

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5.2 BICYCLE RACK PLACEMENT AND DESIGN 5.3 LONG-TERM PARKING

6. POLICY CONTEXT
6.1 CITY OF TORONTO OFFICIAL PLAN 6.2CITY OF TORONTO BIKE PLAN

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6.3 TORONTO GREEN DEVELOPMENT STANDARD 2008 6.4 CITY OF TORONTO ZONING BY-LAW PROJECT 6.5 VIBRANT STREETS GUIDELINES

6.6 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS 6.7 PROVINCIAL POLICIES

7. CONCLUSION8. APPENDIX A: CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN

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Guidelines for the desiGn and ManaGeMent of Bicycle ParkinG facilities
9. APPENDIX B: RELEVANT POLICIES AND BY-LAWS. 10. APPENDIX C: BICYCLE PARKING BROCHURE 33 37

Guidelines for the desiGn and ManaGeMent of Bicycle ParkinG facilities

1. INTRODUCTION
Sustainable growth and development of a healthy and liveable Toronto, comes in partthrough a reduction in auto dependency and the support and further development of alternative modes of transportation. In keeping with the City of Toronto’s growth management objectives, current City policies and implementation measures provide for the accommodation and growth of bicycle transportation through an increase in quality bicycle infrastructure. These Guidelines like those the Cityhas approved for streetscape design, bicycle lanes, green parking lots, and drive-throughs support the effective implementation of high quality, well integrated, sustainable and attractive transportation infrastructure. public transit, bicycles can provide the door–to–door convenience of private automobiles. Statistics show that in 2006 approximately 25,000 people in Toronto cycled to...
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