To promote bicycling and transportation efficiency and reduce vehicle distance traveled. To improve public health by encouraging utilitarian and recreational physical activity.
Design or locate the project such that a functional entry or bicycle storage is within a 200-yard (180-meter) walking distance or bicycling distance from a bicycle network that connects to at least one of the following:
- at least 10 diverse uses (see Appendix 1);
- a school or employment center, if the project total floor area is 50% or more residential; or
- a bus rapid transit stop, passenger rail station, or ferry terminal.
All destinations must be within a 3-mile (4800-meter) bicycling distance of the project boundary.
Planned bicycle trails or lanes may be counted if they are fully funded by the date of the certificate of occupancy and are scheduled for completion within one year of that date.
Bicycle Storage and Shower Rooms
Case 1. Commercial or Institutional Projects
Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors, but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.
Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter.
Case 2. Residential Projects
Provide short-term bicycle storage for at least 2.5% of all peak visitors but no fewer than four storage spaces per building.
Provide long-term bicycle storage for at least 15% of all regular building occupants, but no less than one storage space per three residential units.
Case 3. Mixed-Use Projects
Meet the Case 1 and Case 2 storage requirements for the nonresidential and residential portions of the project, respectively.
Large-Occupancy Projects Only:
The following guidance should be applied when determining the number of showers needed for projects with a large number of occupants:
Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter, up to 999 regular building occupants.
- one additional shower for every 750 regular building occupants, for the additional 1,000 – 4,999 regular building occupants
- one additional shower for every 1,500 regular building occupants, for the additional 5,000 + regular building occupants
For All Projects
Short-term bicycle storage must be within 200 feet (60meters) walking distance of any main entrance. Long-term bicycle storage must be within 300 feet (90 meters) walking distance of any functional entry. Vertical distances travelled by elevator are exempt from counting towards the walking distance requirements.
Bicycle storage capacity may not be double-counted: storage that is fully allocated to the occupants of non-project facilities cannot also serve project occupants. Indoor storage is acceptable as long as it meets the walking distance requirements. On-site bicycle sharing stations within the project boundary may count for 50% of the long-term and short-term bicycle storage space. Zero lot line projects may count publicly available bicycle parking towards their short-term storage requirements if it meets the maximum allowable walking distance.
Provide at least one on-site shower with changing facility for the first 100 regular building occupants and one additional shower for every 150 regular building occupants thereafter. Exclude patients and K-12 students from the regular building occupant count.
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