Bring On The Bike Racks

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Bring On The Bike Racks

  1. 1. Bring on the bike racks A case for bringing bike racks to Oshawa
  2. 2. What factors affect bike use? <ul><li>Transportation infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathways and bike lanes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe places to stores bike at points A & B </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bikeonomics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial & maintenance costs vs. returns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentalities & perceptions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Transportation infrastructure <ul><li>Current situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being addressed by the city already – thank you! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Bikeonomics
  5. 5. Bike Security <ul><li>Current situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very limited amount safe places to store bikes downtown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or any place in Oshawa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every bike lot in Oshawa have a proportional amount of bike racks compared to parking spaces </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do we get there? <ul><li>Amend Oshawa’s current parking bylaws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based upon commercial real estate square footage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start with downtown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B iggest impact in shortest time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance business activity downtown </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work ward by ward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide which places need racks and which don’t </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Cities with bike parking bylaws (available online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend happy medium between Toronto and Victoria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canadian </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa, ON </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto, ON </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver, BC </li></ul><ul><li>Victoria, BC </li></ul><ul><li>Saanich, BC </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bicycleparkingonline.org/Legislation </li></ul>Amending Oshawa Bylaws <ul><li>US </li></ul><ul><li>New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas City MO </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle, WA </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago (Bike 2015 Plan) </li></ul><ul><li>(many others) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Easy and attractive bike parking </li></ul></ul>Rack Design
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Easy and attractive bike parking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good racks </li></ul><ul><li>Simple -nothing moves </li></ul><ul><li>Provide stability </li></ul><ul><li>Allow choice of lock </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize usability </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent </li></ul>Rack Design Not recommended Not secure Assumes locking device May damage bike Supports bike by wheels Balance on a single point Inefficiently uses space
  10. 10. <ul><li>1 bike parking (O) </li></ul><ul><li>$120 - parts </li></ul><ul><li>$240 – installation </li></ul><ul><li>(2 men 3 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>$360 </li></ul>Rack Economics 4 bike parking (U) $280 – parts $840 – installation (2 men 7 hours) $1120 ($280 / spot)
  11. 11. Rack Economics <ul><li>Local trades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All trades money spent will support local employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can have a clause stipulating local input requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50 local manufacturing incentive (all other things equal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(or) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Manufacturing incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have Durham College trades students build the racks </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Outcomes <ul><li>Support local economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give local trades people meaningful work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can have a clause stipulating local input requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make economy more resilient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attract new young professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address youth unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotes a healthy lifestyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Reduces fuel dependency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> addresses environment </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Outcomes <ul><li>Transportation infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathways and bike lanes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe places to stores bike at points A & B </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bikeonomics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial & maintenance costs vs. returns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentalities & perceptions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(through advertising) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>Images used with verbal consent from: </li></ul><ul><li>Background: www.jupiterimages.com/Image/royaltyFree/89236267 </li></ul><ul><li>Rack designs (1): www.bicycleparkingonline.org </li></ul><ul><li>Rack designs (2): www.bikeparking.com </li></ul>

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