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Bicycle Parking Guidelines

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Bicycle Parking Guidelines

Board Transportation Committee
May 19, 2015

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Bicycle Parking Guidelines

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Bicycle Parking Guidelines Board Transportation Committee May 19, 2015 Adam Lind Transportation Planner Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 Overview • Purpose & Need • Process • Current Conditions • Next Steps
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 Purpose & Need • People who ride bikes need places to park – If not, bikes are chained to trees, sign poles, railings, etc… – Increases possibility of stolen bikes, disruption of walkways – Negatively affects the appearance of the community • Site review provides opportunity to install correct bicycle parking • Different types of bicycle parking based on development type
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 4 Purpose & Need • Short-term parking – For guests, customers, and visitors
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 5 Purpose & Need • Long term parking – For employees and residents
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 6 Purpose & Need • Lots of opportunity for incorrect bicycle parking design
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 7 Process • Development of draft Fairfax County Bicycle Parking Guidelines started in 2010 • Developed in a partnership with DPZ, OCR – VDOT reviewed and commented • Bicycle parking rates based on local/national survey – Number of bicycle parking spots needed based on type of development and size
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8 • Multifamily Residential: 1 visitor space per 50 units • Multifamily Residential TSA: 1 visitor space per 25 units • Retail: 1 visitor space per 10,000 SF • Retail TSA: 1 visitor space per 5,000 SF • 5600 Columbia Pike-Bailey’s Crossroads • 432 Residential Units • 9 bike racks for visitors • Bike parking room in garage with 72 bike racks
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Example • 5600 Columbia Pike-Bailey’s Crossroads • 432 Residential Units • 9 bike racks for visitors • Bike parking room in garage with 72 bike racks • TD Bank - Dranesville • 2,600 Sq. Ft • 2 bike racks for customers/employees Department of Transportation 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 10 Process • Contains information and graphics on: – Acceptable style of bicycle racks – Placement of bicycle racks in a variety of situations – Number of bicycle racks suggested based on development type and location in the county • Mixed-Use/Transit Station Areas vs Other
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 12 Current Conditions • No set standard in PFM for type of bicycle parking or number of spots required • No guidelines for proper placement or location of bicycle parking • Current proffer language states that number of racks, location, and layout must be approved by FCDOT Bicycle Program
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 13 Current Conditions • Development community has no guide or starting place for bicycle parking – Inefficient process – Staff spends a significant amount of time explaining details on number of bicycle parking needed, type, location, design – Creates opportunity for errors and inconsistency
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 14 Next Steps • Board of Supervisor review and comment on Bicycle Parking Guidelines • Begin public process to have elements of guide adopted into PFM as standard
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 15 Questions? Thank You adam.lind@fairfaxcounty.gov

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