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How Much Parking to Provide

An increasing number of communities are adopting bicycle parking ordinances that specify a minimum level of bicycle parking for different building types and land uses. While these usually relate to new developments, the level of provision required can be used as a guide to retrofit communities also.

A collection of bicycle parking ordinances can be found at www.massbike.org/lawlegis/parking.htm and of particular help may be a comparison of nine municipal ordinances at www.massbike.org/lawlegis/parkcomp.htm

Other sample communities with parking ordinances include

Madison, Wis

Portland, Ore.

Schaumburg, Ilinois (click on Title 15, Chapter 154 section 125)

South Australia





bicycle parking
  1. planning to install bike parking
  2. finding a good location
  3. choosing the type of rack
  4. short-term parking
  5. long term parking
  6. spacing and siting standards
  7. covered parking
  8. signs
  9. amount of parking


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