I live in Québec city and here we have some problems with suburban sprawl. In many areas it is pretty much impossible to go to a bus stop where buses come around often or have decent schedules without walking for 40 minutes.
I'd like to suggest implementing large (40-50 places) covered bike parkings to help people reduce/stop using their cars and use a multimodal bike+bus+walk, and possibly shared bikes for the central zones like I've seen in many places, but my main focus is implementing bike parkings.
So far I have done some searches on different alternatives an found the racks I will be asking for. I have made a small list on the advantages to health, congestion and such and made comparison tables of time/distance/mode. I will also be proposing adding bike lanes on the largest streets to help bike/car cohabitation.
I'd like to hear from all of you whose cities have implemented such things Also, if you were involved into the project, I'd like to get some tips into persuading city officials and informations such as costs, installation time, size references, etc.