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    NYC May Implement Bicycle Parking Laws

    New York City, which has been working hard to promote cycling of late, has now proposed "bicycle parking rules that could be among the toughest in the nation, requiring one secure bike parking space for every two units in new apartment buildings and one space for every 7,500 square feet in new office buildings."

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008...quirements.php
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    I'll believe it when I see it; also, it's critical that this apply to existing as well as new construction, or it means practically nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City_Smasher View Post
    New York City, which has been working hard to promote cycling of late, has now proposed "bicycle parking rules that could be among the toughest in the nation, requiring one secure bike parking space for every two units in new apartment buildings and one space for every 7,500 square feet in new office buildings." ...
    ...and a 2 minute lock-up time limitation before the city confiscates your bike

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    My home depot has 120 bike spaces or 60 U racks due to parking regs.

    It is the most absurd thing i have seen.

    dittio on existing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by City_Smasher View Post
    New York City, which has been working hard to promote cycling of late, has now proposed "bicycle parking rules that could be among the toughest in the nation, requiring one secure bike parking space for every two units in new apartment buildings and one space for every 7,500 square feet in new office buildings."

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008...quirements.php
    OH NO! That means they are going to start building MORE bike racks. We don't need more bike racks, trust me, the blue hybrid in the picture is either stolen or missing the rear wheel!

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    Usually, if well written, these types of ordinances require two types of bike parking, short-term w/in X distance from the building entrance for customers, and more secure long-term bike parking for employees, typically inside the building's 'structured' parking areas, in a designated storeroom of some type or outside the building with enhanced security features.

    Portland's bike parking code

    PDOT bike parking page
    Last edited by randya; 01-08-09 at 07:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    Usually, if well written, these types of ordinances require two types of bike parking, short-term w/in X distance from the building entrance for customers, and more secure long-term bike parking for employees, typically inside the building's 'structured' parking areas, in a designated storeroom of some type or outside the building with enhanced security features.

    Portland's bike parking code

    PDOT bike parking page
    Neither of those links is working (for me at this point in time on my current internet connection). The first does return a web page, but it is completely empty. The second does not return anything other than a 404 page not found error. The root www.portlandonline.com does return a normal looking page. I tried the first link in both FireFox 3.0.5 and Microsoft IE7.

    Edit: Ok i fixed the second link, it should be PDOT bike parking page.
    Last edited by HoustonB; 01-08-09 at 07:04 AM.
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    sorry, I fixed the URLs, try again

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    A step in the right direction for NYC.
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    I believe Vancouver BC has exemplary bike parking requirements in its building codes.

    Seattle is SLOWLY going onboard with replacing some on street auto parking with bike parking racks. a long uphill process but one destined to grow here IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheel View Post
    My home depot has 120 bike spaces or 60 U racks due to parking regs.

    It is the most absurd thing i have seen.

    dittio on existing.
    My local Home Depot has 6 bike parking spaces... and the local grocery store has NONE... zip nada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    I'll believe it when I see it; also, it's critical that this apply to existing as well as new construction, or it means practically nothing.
    there's a separate bill covering existing buildings, basically requires landlords to allow bikes inside the building unless there's a compelling reason to not have them.

    our bldg changed managment companies a while back and I now have to go in though the service entrance, but they've been pretty good about setting up bike racks in empty spaces and even have pumps chained to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    and the local grocery store has NONE... zip nada.
    that's a grocery store I would never patronize

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